Arrest made in Dryades Street murder

Arrest made in Dryades Street murder

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - NOPD has made an arrest in the murder of Maurice Sparkman.

According to police, 25-year-old Quintin Hankton was arrested and charged in the murder of 28-year-old Sparkman. The shooting occurred on Dec. 3, 2014 around 4 p.m.

According to NOPD, Sparkman had been shot multiple times on top of a stairwell in an apartment complex in the 2500 block of Dryades Street and died on the scene. Detectives were able to name Hankton as a suspect during the investigation thanks to community involvement according to NOPD.

The arrest was made by NOPD's Violent Offenders Warrant Squad and the U.S. Marshals Task Force. Hankton was booked into Central Lockup and charged with First Degree Murder.

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