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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

NOPD Ask Your Help In Locating A Suspect Wanted For Murder In The Saint Claude Neighborhood

June 12, 2013

Donald Powell, 30 is wanted for Second Degree Murder in the shooting death of Calvin Thomas.    

The murder happened June 8, 2013 at approximately 5:00 P.M., in the 1400 block of Mazant Street where Thomas was found lying on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds to the body.  He later died at the hospital.

During the course of the investigation, Donald Powell was identified as the suspect and a Magistrate Judge signed an Arrest Warrant for Donald Powell for Second Degree Murder.

Donald Powell was previously arrested for Marijuana Distribution, Possession of Marijuana, Battery, Trespassing, Open Container and Disturbing the Peace. 

The Lead Homicide Detective in this case is Barret Morton.  He can be contacted at 658-5300.  

Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP(7867) or Text your crime tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637), Text TELLCS then your crime information.  You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible. You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward.   Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to CRIMESTOPPERS at

The New Orleans Police Department, under the leadership of Superintendent Ronal W. Serpas, is engaged in a complete transformation in its approach to ensuring that New Orleans is a safer place to live, work and visit.  The police force, which currently employs dedicated men and women, is committed to transparency, accountability, collaboration and integrity.  To learn more about the NOPD and our services, visit     

 Any person who, after the commission of a felony, shall harbor, conceal, or aid the offender, knowing or having reasonable ground to believe that he has committed the felony, and with the intent that he may avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction, or punishment shall be charged with R.S. 14:25; Relative to Accessories After the Fact. 

An accessory after the fact may be tried and punished, notwithstanding the fact that the principal felon may not have been arrested, tried, convicted, or amenable to justice.   

Whoever becomes an accessory after the fact shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years, or both; provided that in no case shall his punishment be greater than one-half of the maximum provided by law for a principal offender.  


Officer Garry Flot

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Last updated: 6/13/2013 2:52:55 PM

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