NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The NOPD's Homicide Division has obtained surveillance video of a suspect believed to be responsible for the murder of a man whose body was found Wednesday in a burning vehicle in New Orleans East.
Police said 23-year-old Louis Perrette was found shot in the head and burned in the 8700 block of Morrison Road.
At about 5 p.m., NOPD Seventh District officers responded to a call of a vehicle fire in the area. Upon arrival, officers discovered a burning vehicle in a grassy area off of Morrison Road alongside a canal. New Orleans Fire Department personnel responded and extinguished the fire, at which time the body was discovered.
In the video, an individual can be seen setting a fire inside the vehicle and being hit by the flames himself.
Investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this incident or the subject in the video, who possibly may have sought treatment for burns at an area hospital, is asked to call NOPD Homicide Detective Clinton Givens at (504) 658-5300.