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NOPD seeks suspect in St. Claude murder

Donald Powell (photo from NOPD) Donald Powell (photo from NOPD)

FOX 8 received this news release from the New Orleans Police Dept. Wednesday afternoon:

Donald Powell, 30 is wanted for Second Degree Murder in the shooting death of Calvin Thomas.

The murder happened June 8, 2013 at approximately 5:00 P.M., in the 1400 block of Mazant Street where Thomas was found lying on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds to the body. He later died at the hospital.

During the course of the investigation, Donald Powell was identified as the suspect and a Magistrate Judge signed an Arrest Warrant for Donald Powell for Second Degree Murder.

Donald Powell was previously arrested for Marijuana Distribution, Possession of Marijuana, Battery, Trespassing, Open Container and Disturbing the Peace.

The Lead Homicide Detective in this case is Barret Morton. He can be contacted at 658-5300.

Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP(7867) or Text your crime tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637), Text TELLCS then your crime information. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible. You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to CRIMESTOPPERS at

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