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NOPD Identifies Suspect in Homicide Investigation

by Aaron E. Looney

March 30, 2022

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Homicide, Sixth District

NOPD Identifies Suspect in Homicide Investigation

The NOPD has obtained an arrest warrant for William Powell III (pictured, black male, DOB: 08-15-1982) in the investigation of a homicide on March 19, 2022, in the 3000 block of South Saratoga Street.

At about 2:45 a.m. on March 19, NOPD Sixth District officers responded to a call of a female subject down at the location. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive female subject lying on the sidewalk. The victim was declared deceased at the scene.

On March 21, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office positively identified the victim as 35-year-old Ciara Bullock.

Through investigation, NOPD Homicide Unit detectives developed and positively identified Powell as the perpetrator in this incident and obtained an arrest warrant on a charge of second-degree murder.

Powell is beleived to have possibly fled to the Jackson, Mississippi area.

Anyone with additional information on this incident or on Powell's whereabouts is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Det. Michael Haynes at 504-658-5300 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.