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Suspect in Domino's delivery driver murder released from jail

Michael Portis, arrested for the murder of Michael Price, was released Friday according to a Fox 8 Source. The DA's office says they do not have enough evidence to bring the case before a grand jury. Michael Portis, arrested for the murder of Michael Price, was released Friday according to a Fox 8 Source. The DA's office says they do not have enough evidence to bring the case before a grand jury.
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Domino's increases the reward for information on the murder of one of its drivers to $25,000 after the suspect originally arrested in the case is released from prison.

Michael Price was a husband and father of three when he was gunned down in March. About a week after his murder, police arrested 24-year-old Michael Portis and booked him with first degree murder. But last Friday, a FOX 8 source confirms, Portis was released from jail.

Domino’s regional Vice President Robert Tedesco says, “We are extremely disappointed in the legal system and how this process has turned here for us.”

A spokesman for the Orleans Parish District Attorney's office says it wasn't in possession of sufficient evidence to present the case to a Grand Jury.

Tedesco says the development is a huge blow to Price's family, who spoke to the media shortly after his murder.

“My brother was a loving father, brother and son. He was a hard worker. He was loyal and funny and he had the biggest heart,” Laurena Price-Alfaro said.

“They're devastated, beyond devastated. They're beyond frustrated,” Tedesco said of the family Sunday.

Tedesco explains he and the rest of the Domino's community are also worried saying, “We're really concerned there's a killer on the loose. There's someone who committed a heinous crime, a murder of an innocent man.”

Police said multiple tips from Crimestoppers led them to Michael Portis shortly after Price's murder. They said Portis shot Price to death, as he sat in his car, in the Ninth Ward.They believe armed robbery was the motive.

Now, as Portis walks free, Robert Tedesco is appealing to the public for help, asking them to call Crimestoppers if they know anything about this case, and promising a $25,000 reward for information.

The NOPD says it's actively investigating this case and is committed to bringing justice to Michael Price's family.

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