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Juvenile Suspect Arrested in NOPD Eighth District Homicide Investigation

by Kaitlin M Landry

January 12, 2024

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Eighth District, Homicide

Juvenile Suspect Arrested in NOPD Eighth District Homicide Investigation

On January 12, 2024, a 16-year-old male was arrested in the investigation of a homicide that occurred at the intersection of Bourbon and Kerlerec Streets. 

On January 5, 2024, at about 1:32 a.m., NOPD Eighth District officers responded to a call of a shot person at the location. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male gunshot wound victim. EMS arrived on scene soon after and pronounced the victim deceased.

On January 8, 2024, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 32-year-old Jacob Carter and preliminarily determined cause of death to be from gunshot wound injuries.

The 16-year-old suspect was arrested in Jefferson Parish and is being held on unrelated charges. He currently has an outstanding warrant for second-degree murder from NOPD. Once released from Jefferson Parish, he will be transported to Orleans Parish and booked on second-degree murder. 

This investigation is active and ongoing. 

Anyone with additional information to assist in this investigation is urged to contact NOPD Homicide detectives at 504-658-5300 or Crimestoppers anonymously at (504) 822-1111.


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