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Person of interest 2
Person of interest 2

Police search for 2 in murder, carjacking

New Orleans police searched Saturday night for two people they believe are implicated in the Nov. 25 slaying of Fernando Eyzaguirre in the 5100 block of General De Gaulle Drive, a police spokesman said.

One fugitive, Erin Joseph Doucet, 17, faces prosecution on counts of principal to first-degree murder and principal to carjacking, the Police Department reported in a news release.

The second fugitive, Desmonique Reed, 18, faces prosecution on counts of accessory after the fact to first-degree murder and accessory after the fact to carjacking, Officer Garry Flot said in the news release.

The morning of his death, Eyzaguirre, 27, was sitting in his car in the 5100 block of General De Gaulle Drive when he was ordered out of the car at gunpoint and shot multiple times.

Three days later, Eyzaguirre’s abandoned car was located in Waveland, Miss., and taken into police custody for evidence.

Police investigating Eyzaguirre’s death previously arrested Marke Simmons, 20, and Jaroid Washington, 17, booking both with carjacking and first-degree murder.

Police pressed a search for Milton Wilson, 17, on Saturday night. He faces prosecution on counts of carjacking and first-degree murder of Eyzaguirre, according to the news release.

Anyone with information pertinent to the investigation is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (877) 903-7867.

Police: Witnesses sought in robbery

The New Orleans Police Department on Saturday night asked for the public’s help in finding three men they believe may have information about a robbery at 7:15 p.m. Nov. 30 in front of a mini-mart in the 3400 block of Louisa Street.

Police said they believe the three people of interest may be helpful to the investigation of the crime because they were seen at the convenience store at the time of the robbery, Police Officer Garry Flot said in a news release.

A man listing an iPhone for sale on Craigslist received a response and agreed to meet the interested party at the Waffle House on Louisa and Old Gentilly Road, the release said.

Once the iPhone seller arrived at the restaurant, the caller asked to meet him at the mini-mart instead, the release said.

When the man selling the phone arrived at the mini-mart, the caller robbed him of the cash he was carrying, the release said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (877) 903-7867.

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