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New Orleans Police make arrest in Desire neighborhood fatal stabbing


New Orleans homicide detectives have arrested a suspect wanted for a fatal stabbing that occurred in the Desire neighborhood. Shamira Menendez, 37, was taken into custody just hours after the stabbing. The incident occurred Tuesday, just after 1 a.m. in the 3000 block of Clouet Street. 

Police say that officers responded to a call of a man bleeding on the front porch of a home. Officers arrived on scene to find the man suffering from multiple stab wounds. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene. 

Detectives learned that, sometime overnight, Menendez was sitting on the porch with the victim and members of the victim's family. The victim's family members went inside to go to sleep, leaving only Menendez and the victim on the porch. Later on, Menendez came inside and told the family members that the victim had been stabbed. 

Detectives interviewed Menendez and the family members and analyzed the scene. Based on their findings, Menendez was arrested and charged with second degree murder. A kitchen knife, believed to have been used in the stabbing, was recovered. 

The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will release the victim's name after performing an autopsy.

If you have any additional information that could help police, you are asked to call NOPD homicide detective Gregory Johnson at 504-658-5300 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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