NOPD arrests teenager for murder

Michael Matthews, 19
Michael Matthews, 19

New Orleans, La. - The NOPD made an arrest in a murder that happened May 1st.

Officers picked up 19 year old Michael Matthews Sunday and booked him with second degree murder in the death of 29 year old Kevin Stewart.

Police say Matthews shot Stewart as he stood outside the 3600 block of N. Villere around 1:30 in the afternoon.

Witnesses told officers Stewart rode off on a bike with one hand on the handlebars and the other holding the gun.

Detectives who searched Matthews home say they found a loaded pistol under Matthews' bed as well as a bicycle that matched the witnesses' descriptions.

Police say Michael Matthews is listed as a possible career criminal with six felony arrests starting as a juvenile.