Suspect in 2006 murder case arrested after brief vehicle chase

Suspect in 2006 murder case arrested after brief vehicle chase

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The New Orleans Police Department says that a suspect in a 2006 murder case was arrested Tuesday after a brief vehicle chase in New Orleans East.

Police say they received a disturbance call around 9 a.m. in 12000 block of South I-10 Service Road.

When the officers arrived at the scene, they spotted a white Nissan Maxima with a Colorado license plate leaving the area. When the officers attempted to stop the vehicle, they were unsuccessful.

The vehicle continued to travel to the intersection of Bullard Avenue and Curran Boulevard where it crashed. After the crash, all three of the vehicle's occupants fled.

Police say thanks to the assistance of residents in the area, police were able to locate two of the suspect in the 7900 block of Placid Drive. The third suspect, an unknown female, is still on the run.

During the investigation, police learned that one of the suspects, 25-year-old Tyree King, had numerous outstanding warrants, including one for second degree murder in connection with an incident in the 2100 block of Dumaine Street that happened on September 16, 2006.

According to police, King's other warrants include four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated and simple criminal damage to property, illegal possession of Oxycodone, hit and run and parole and traffic violations. King also has an outstanding warrant in in Baton Rouge.

King has been booked into Central Lookup.

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