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Police arrest suspect in 8th Ward killing

Nytilex "Lex" Jones Nytilex "Lex" Jones

FOX 8 received this news release from NOPD Thursday night:

Today Members of the NOPD's Violent Offender Warrant Squad arrested 31-year-old Nytilex "Lex" Jones at a residence in the 2600 block of North Villere Street, for fatally wounding 38-year-old Samuel Kelley. Officers found Kelley shot multiple times at the intersection of North Derbigny and Mandeville Street, Saturday July 27, 2013, around 4:45pm.

Detective Justine Rice was able to develop Jones as a Suspect through citizen involvement.  Jones was booked into Central Lockup and charged with One Count of Second Degree Murder.

Jones has been previously arrested for Attempted 1st Degree Murder(2008) Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Battery, Possession of Crack Possession, of Marijuana 1st, 2nd and 3rd Offense, Extortion, Simple Battery, Domestic Simple Battery, Misrep of Name, Bringing Contraband into jail, Unauthorized Use of a Moveable, Criminal Trespass, Lewd Conduct, Reckless Operation, Driving on a Suspended Driver's License.

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