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16-year-old suspect arrested in N.O. East murder

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NOPD reports an arrest in connection with the shooting death of a local college student last week.

FOX 8 News received this press release from NOPD Friday afternoon:

Members of NOPD's Violent Offender Warrant Squad (VOWS) and US Marshals  today tracked down and arrested a 16-year-old accused of opening fire on a local college student while he sat in his car last Friday night in New Orleans East.

Homicide detectives say the teenager shot 24-year-old Valan May in the 7800-block of Burke Street on October 19th.  May died at a nearby hospital early the next morning.

After processing evidence found on the scene and conducting several interviews, investigators were able to identify the teenaged suspect, and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

At around 7am this morning, members of VOWS and US Marshals located the suspect at his home in the 8900-block of Curran Boulevard, and arrested him without incident.   He was booked in the Juvenile Division with one count of Second Degree Murder.

"This was a collaborative effort by multiple divisions of this police department which was executed brilliantly", said Superintendent Ronal Serpas.

"Homicide detectives worked countless hours on this case during this past week on a fact-finding mission. And members of our Intelligence Unit uncovered some of the final details needed to make this arrest.  This was a solid effort on our officers' part, and demonstrative of how they're determined to make the streets safer for the people of New Orleans", said Serpas. 

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