Police name suspect in 2014 New Orleans East murder

Police name suspect in 2014 New Orleans East murder

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans police are searching for a suspect accused of killing a man in New Orleans East in 2014.

A warrant has been issued for 28-year-old Brian Ronald Thomas, who is wanted in connection with the murder of 26-year-old Floyd Batiste. The fatal shooting happened on May 27, 2014 in the 4500 block of Skyview Street.

Officers responding to a call of a "man down" found Batiste unresponsive on the sidewalk. He died at the scene.

During the course of the investigation, detectives say they were able to connect Thomas to the shooting. A warrant was obtained for his arrest.

One apprehended, Thomas will be booked with second degree murder.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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