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NOPD Arrests Sixth District Homicide Suspect

by Paris Holmes

November 24, 2020

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Assault/Battery, Homicide, Sixth District

NOPD Arrests Sixth District Homicide Suspect

NEW ORLEANS - The NOPD quickly arrested Francisco Romero (pictured, DOB: 09-06-1998) on November 19, 2020 at the scene of a fatal stabbing that occurred that day in the 1800 block of Chippewa Street.   

At around 8:48 a.m., NOPD Sixth District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by cutting. Upon arrival, officers found one male victim suffering with multiple stab wounds and a female victim who also suffered a stab wound(s). The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene and the female victim was transported to a hospital by EMS.  Romero, who was also found at the scene, suffered minor injuries and was also transported to a hospital for evaluation. 

Through investigation, Sixth District detectives determined Romero to be the perpetrator of the homicide. He was immediately arrested and, upon release from the hospital, was booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center for second degree murder.  

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Unit detectives at 504-658-5300.