NOPD: Teen wanted for New Orleans East murder

NOPD: Teen wanted for New Orleans East murder

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - New Orleans Police are searching for a 15-year-old boy, wanted for a murder in New Orleans East. Police have obtained a warrant for Miqueghele Brown, who is wanted for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Ortez Williams Jr. which occurred around 7:25 p.m. on July 16, 2015 in the 6700 block of Tara Lane.

Police say that responding officers arrived on scene to find Williams suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was brought to a local hospital where he later died.

Investigators were able to identify Brown as the gunman.

According to police, The Louisiana State Children's code gives law enforcement the permission to identify juveniles who are wanted for a felony-grade delinquent act.

If you have any information that could help police with this case, you are asked to call NOPD homicide detective Drew Deacon at 504-658-5300 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.