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NOPD Arrests Suspect in Homicide Investigation

by Aaron E. Looney

June 17, 2022

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Eighth District, Good Police Work, Homicide

NOPD Arrests Suspect in Homicide Investigation

The NOPD has arrested Kyle Luptak (white male, DOB: 02-13-1991) on a murder charge in the investigation of a homicide that occurred on June 13, 2022, at the intersection of Ursulines Avenue and Decatur Street.

On June 14, a male subject who was found to the victim of an aggravated battery incident at the location was pronounced deceased at a local hospital. The victim, in giving a statement to officers prior to hospitalization, sustained injuries to the head after he was struck by an unknown white male wielding an object believed to be a pipe.

Through investigation, NOPD Eighth District detectives developed a description of the perpetrator in this incident. On the evening of June 13, Eighth District officers located a subject near the original incident scene matching the description of the perpetrator. After interviewing the subject, later identified as Luptak, officers placed him under arrest and transported him into the Orleans Parish Justice Center for booking on one count of aggravated battery.

On June 14, the victim in this incident succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. On June 15, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office conducted an autopsy and determined the cause of death to be a homicide by blunt force injuries. The case was then reclassified as such. The coroner identified the victim as 62-year-old Brett Burger.

As Luptak was already in custody and determined to the be the perpetrator in this incident, NOPD Homicide Unit detectives obtained an arrest warrant today for Luptak on one count of second-degree murder. Luptak was re-booked accordingly.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Det. Barrett Morton at 504-658-5300.