NOPD releases video showing suspect torch vehicle after homicide

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – NOPD has released surveillance video of a suspect believed to be responsible for the murder of 23-year-old Louis Perrette, whose body was found Wednesday afternoon in a burning car in the 8700 block of Morrison Road.

At about 5 p.m., officers responded to a call of a vehicle fire in the area. Officers found a burning vehicle located in a grassy area off of Morrison Road alongside a canal. Firefighers extinguished the blaze, at which time Perrette’s body was found. Perrette was shot in the head.

In the video, a person can be seen setting a fire inside of the vehicle and being hit by the flames himself, possibly suffering injury.

Anyone with information about the murder or the suspect, who may have sought treatment for burns at an area hospital, is asked to call NOPD Homicide Detective Clinton Givens at 504-658-5300.