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Quick Response to Disturbance Leads to Arrest in 2006 Murder Investigation

by Dawne Massey

October 5, 2016

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Assault/Battery, Homicide, Seventh District

Quick Response to Disturbance Leads to Arrest in 2006 Murder Investigation

A quick response by NOPD officers to a disturbance call Tuesday (Oct. 4) led to the arrest of a suspect wanted in a 2006 murder investigation.

Around 9 a.m., Seventh District officers Marsha Thompson and Marcus McNeil responded to a disturbance in the 12000 block of South I-10 Service Road. When they arrived, the officers spotted a white Nissan Maxima with a Colorado license plate leaving the area. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but were unsuccessful. The vehicle continued to the intersection of Curran Boulevard and Bullard Avenue where it crashed. A total of three individuals then got out of the car and ran off.

With help from residents in the area, officers tracked down the two suspects to the 7900 block of Placid Drive. The driver, identified as Tyree King (DOB: 3-31-1990), was apprehended by officers Monica McLaurin and Michael Smith. The second suspect was interviewed and released pending follow-up investigation. A third suspect, an unknown female, remains at large. 

Through the course of the investigation, officers discovered King had numerous outstanding warrants including one for second degree murder in connection to an incident that occurred on September 16, 2006, in the 2100 block of Dumaine Street. King’s other warrants included four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated and simple criminal damage to property, illegal possession of Oxycodone, hit and run, and parole and traffic violations. There was also an outstanding warrant for King with the East Baton Rouge Police Department. 

Officers brought King to Central Lockup where he was booked accordingly. King's booking photo is included below.

If you have any information regarding this incident please contact any Seventh District detective at 504-658-6070. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.