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Man sought in Bourbon Street DJ murder arrested in Georgia

A man wanted in connection with the murder of a Bourbon Street DJ in 2013 has been arrested in Georgia, according to New Orleans police.

Travis Cochran, 25, was arrested in Banks County on Oct. 29 following a traffic stop. He is wanted in the June 14, 2013 killing of 33-year-old Ahmad Sheppard.

On June 14, 2013, police said Cochran and another suspect entered Sheppard's Prytania Street apartment where they bound and gagged him before forcing him to his neighbor's house and shooting him in the head. Sheppard was pronounced dead on the scene.

Over the course of the investigation, detectives were able to identify Cochran as one of the suspects through forensic testing on evidence recovered from the scene. An arrest warrant was obtained for Cochran for first-degree murder.

During the Georgia traffic stop, Cochran gave deputies a fake name. His identity was later revealed through fingerprints. Cochran is currently being held by the Gwinnett County Police Department.

Detectives are still in the process of identifying the second suspect.

Homicide Detectives are working with the District Attorney's Office to have Cochran extradited.

Homicide Detective Tanisha Sykes is in charge of the investigation.

Cochran has four felony arrests, six misdemeanor arrests, and one traffic arrest. He was on probation until October 2014 for possession of crack cocaine. Past arrests include possession of crack, possession of marijuana, resisting/obstructing an officer, bail jumping felony case, criminal trespassing, disturbing the peace, public intoxication, warrants and traffic violations.

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