Man arrested in Terrytown beating death

Don Ames
September 30, 2018 - 6:45 am
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A 40-year-old man has been arrested for the beating death of a 29-year-old man in Terrytown earlier this month.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office says Saleh Omar has been extradited to the United States after fleeing the country following the murder

Omar was arrested in Panama City, Panama and is currently being held in Miami, Florida pending further extradition to Jefferson Parish.

Omar’s arrest comes with collaboration by the JPSO, U.S. Marshals Service-New Orleans Field Office, U.S. Marshals Service-International Division, Diplomatic Security Services, Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Border Patrol.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto says officers were called to an apartment complex on Terry Parkway September 8 in regards to an unresponsive man.

The sheriff’s office says the victim, whose identity was not released, was rushed to the hospital with what deputies said were apparent blunt force injuries. He died from the injuries.

17-year-old Yazan Omar was also arrested immediately following the murder.

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