Suspect identified in May homicide

Suspect identified in May homicide

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The New Orleans Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect wanted in connection with a homicide back in May.

Javonte Thomas is being sought by police in connection with a fatal double shooting that occurred on May 31, 2017 in the 3000 block of Pauger Street.

At around 6:15 p.m., Fifth District officers responded to an aggravated battery by shooting in the 3000 block of Pauger Street.

Upon arrival, officers discovered two male victims suffering from gunshot wounds inside of a vehicle, according to the report.

One victim was transported to the hospital by EMS while a second victim died from his injuries on scene.

As investigation into the incident proceeded, detectives were able to positively identify Thomas as a suspect.

When located, Thomas will be arrested for first degree murder in connection with this incident.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Javonte Thomas is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Detective Clinton Givens at 504-658-5300. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.