Arrest made in murder at Walmart on Tchoupitoulas

Victim stabbed in neck outside store

Thomas Perumean
December 11, 2019 - 6:59 am
Marcus Connelly, arrested in connect to Walmart stabbing murder

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A man was stabbed to death outside sprawling Walmart Superstore on Tchoupitoulas and Josephine around 8pm last night.  '

36-year old Marcus Connelly, detained last night by investigators and identified as a person of interest, is now under arrest and facing charges of second-degree murder.

Connelly was reportedly on bond in connection to a criminal trespassing and criminal damage when he was detained by police.  

NOPD investigators says the victim was stabbed in the neck outside the store and was able to make it inside the store where he collapsed in the shopping cart area and bled out.  

The identity of the victim is not known.  According to a release Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will determine official cause of death and release the victim's name, upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.

NOPD Homicide Detective Arron Harrelson says the investigation is still underway.  NOPD is asking the public's help regarding the incident.  

They're asking anyone with information to contact the Homicide Detail at 504-658-5300 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

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