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Two suspects charged in Algiers murder case

Brandon Daggs (left) and Adrian Wallace (OPSO photos) Brandon Daggs (left) and Adrian Wallace (OPSO photos)

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

Adrian Wallace, 18, and Brandon Daggs, 20, were booked today with First Degree Murder of 21-year-old Gregory Surtain and Attempted First Degree Murder of a 20-year-old man. The incident took place Saturday June 29, 2013 inside of an unrented apartment at approximately 9:30 pm at an apartment complex in the 3300 block of Garden Oaks Drive.

Gregory Surtain was shot multiple times to the body and a 20-year-old man was shot in the abdomen. Surtain died on the scene and the 20-year-old man survived from the shooting.

Through the course of the investigation, Homicide Detective Timothy Bender identified Wallace and Daggs as the suspects and secured an Arrest Warrant which was signed by a Magistrate Judge for First Degree Murder and Attempted First Degree Murder.

Today at approximately 8:30am the NOPD Violent Offenders Warrant Squad arrested Adrian Wallace at an apartment in the 3400 block of Garden Oaks Drive.

Brandon Daggs was in Orleans Parish Prison booked with Possession of a Stolen Gun which was the gun used in the murder. He was additionally booked.

During the interview, the suspects made statements of their involvement in the Murder.

Adrian Wallace was previously arrested for Simple Battery.

Brandon Daggs was previously arrested for Theft.

The lead Homicide Detective in this case is Timothy Bender.

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