NOPD searches for Seventh Ward homicide suspect

NOPD searches for Seventh Ward homicide suspect

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans police are searching for a suspect in connection with a fatal stabbing.

According to initial police reports, just before 1:30 a.m. Friday, NOPD officers responded to a call of a stabbing in the 2000 block of North Tonti Street.

When they arrived, they discovered the victim lying on a porch covered in blood. He had been stabbed several times, including once in the neck.

Police learned the victim and Henry Barthe, 59, had been in an argument that turned physical.

Police say Barthe pulled a knife and stabbed the victim several times before fleeing the scene.

Anyone with information on this incident or knows the whereabouts of Henry Barthe is asked to call Detective Chad Cockerham or any Fifth District detective at 504-462-0830.

Anyone with information that can help solve crimes is also asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.

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