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Person of Interest Sought in Murder on Newton Street

by Aaron Looney

October 17, 2016

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Fourth District, Homicide

Person of Interest Sought in Murder on Newton Street

NOPD Homicide detectives are looking to speak to a man identified as a person of interest in their investigation of a murder on September 27, 2016 in the 1400 block of Newton Street.

At about 2:05 p.m., NOPD Fourth District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting in the area. Upon arrival, officers discovered an unresponsive female victim in the front passenger side seat of a vehicle and suffering from a gunshot wound to the body, as well as a male victim in the driver seat suffering from a gunshot wound to the body.  The victims were transported to a local hospital where the female passenger was later pronounced dead, at which point the incident was reclassified as a homicide.

Detectives believe that Armand Matthews, aka “Budda,” may have information pertinent to this investigation. Matthews is considered as a person of interest, and is not wanted in the incident. Investigators would like to speak with Matthews concerning the incident.

Matthews, pictured below, is known to frequent several neighborhoods located on the westbank of both Orleans and Jefferson parishes.

Investigation into this incident is ongoing. No further information is available at this time.

Homicide Detective Nicholas Williams is in charge of the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300 with any information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of Armand Matthews. . Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.