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ST. BERNARD, La. (WGNO) — The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office (SBPSO) arrested a man wanted in connection to a Missouri murder.

According to SBPSO officials, deputies received information on Wednesday, June 7 that the Missouri State Highway Patrol was searching for 42-year-old Shane Ellzey, who was wanted for second-degree murder.

Deputies were advised that Ellzey was believed to be armed and dangerous and that he was traveling in a pick-up truck that was stolen from the murder victim. 

SBPSO officials said Ellzey was found in the 6500 block of St. Claude Avenue in Arabi and taken into custody. At the time of his arrest, deputies discovered that Ellzey also had two bench warrants in St. Bernard Parish, one for a business burglary and another for a traffic violation.

Anyone with additional information about the crime can call the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office at (504)-271-2501, the Criminal Investigations Bureau’s tip hotline at (504)-271-8477, or Crimestoppers GNO at (504)-822-1111.

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