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Suspect Arrested in NOPD Homicide Investigation

by Aaron E. Looney

May 6, 2021

Categories: On Duty

Topics: First District, Good Police Work, Homicide

Suspect Arrested in NOPD Homicide Investigation

The NOPD has arrested William E. Reese Jr. (pictured, white male, DOB: 06-12-1983) in the investigation of a homicide on May 5, 2021 in the 1100 block of Marais Street that left one person dead.

At about 5:30 p.m., NOPD First District officers responded to a call of a stabbing at the location. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim inside of a residence and having sustained a stab wound. The victim was declared deceased at the scene, at which time NOPD’s Homicide Unit assumed control of the investigation.

During the investigation, detectives were informed of a subject in the nearby area matching a description of the perpetrator. The subject was detained for questioning. Through further investigation, detectives determined the subject – identified as Reese – to be the perpetrator in this incident. An arrest warrant was obtained for a charge of second-degree murder, and Reese was arrested and booked accordingly into the Orleans Parish Justice Center. In addition, Reese was also arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Jefferson Parish.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Detective Nicole Alcala at 504-658-5300.