Coroner releases names of recent homicide victims

Updated: Nov. 6, 2017 at 10:30 AM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Orleans Parish Coroner has released the names of recent homicide victims.

Lafaye Street shooting:

The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public's help locating a suspect wanted in the shooting death of a man on Lafaye Street Saturday.

Police say they are searching for 26-year-old Jabari Emile Williams.

Williams is wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred in the 4900 block of Lafaye St. around 7:30 p.m.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found Ian Taylor, 38, lying inside of a home with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators later developed Williams as a suspect in the shooting and detectives were able to obtain a warrant for his arrest.

Police say Williams was last seen fleeing the scene in an unknown year grey Ford 500 car.

If anyone has any information about the shooting or the whereabouts of Jabari Emile Williams, they are asked to contact NOPD Homicide Detective Debra Normand at (504) 658-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

If you have any information that could help police with this case, you are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

Lakeshore Drive shooting: 

The NOPD Homicide Unit is investigating a homicide on the 5500 block of Lakeshore Drive.

The coroner identified the victim as Peter Leon Oatis Jr., 22.

Seventh District officers responded to the scene and upon arrival officers discovered Oatis with an apparent gunshot wound.

He was pronounced dead on the scene.

No further details are available.

Homicide Detective Tindell Murdock is in charge of the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300 with any information regarding this incident. Citizens with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

Egania Street shooting:

New Orleans police are investigating a shooting in the Lower Ninth Ward that left one man dead.

Officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of Egania Street on October 28.

Police say that when the responding officers arrived on scene, they found the victim, Jean'Luc Williams, 27, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

According to police, a second victim was wounded in the shooting. That victim was taken to a local hospital to receive treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

If you have any information that could help police with this case, you are asked to call NOPD homicide detectives at 504-658-5300 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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