SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR NEW ORLEANS EAST MURDER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
02/06/2015
SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR NEW ORLEANS EAST MURDER

NEW ORLEANS, LA. – Yesterday, the NOPD arrested 38-year-old Woodrow Johnson in connection with the shooting death of 29-year-old Joshua Jackson. The incident occurred February 5, 2015, outside the gate of a car body shop in the 7500 block of Chef Menteur Highway.

At approximately 12:02 p.m., police responded to a call of a male down outside the gate of a car repair body shop. When officers arrived, they found the victim shot multiple times lying on the ground next to a fence. He died on the scene.

During the course of the investigation, Detective Debra Normand was able to develop Johnson as a suspect and learned that he wanted to turn himself in. Detectives met with Johnson and relocated him to the New Orleans Police Headquarters. Detectives served a search warrant on a residence and located a handgun. Johnson did not give a statement and was accompanied by his attorney.

Johnson was booked into Central Lock-Up and charged with one count of Second Degree Murder.

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Officer Juan D. Barnes, Sr.

B-05323-15

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