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Baton Rouge man wanted in New Orleans murder, surrenders to police

7 months 3 weeks 6 days ago Wednesday, January 24 2018 Jan 24, 2018 January 24, 2018 7:30 AM January 24, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Raquel Derganz Baker

NEW ORLEANS - Police say a Baton Rouge man wanted for murder turned himself in early Wednesday morning.

Garrett Ward, 25, was booked on one count of second-degree murder for a violent attack that happened on Jan. 6.

Witnesses say Ward was seen punching and kicking the victim, Arnold Jackson, on St. Charles Avenue before fleeing to the upper level of a parking garage. Police found Ward and he was detained on suspicion of battery.

Ward was reportedly highly intoxicated at the time of his arrest and booked for second-degree battery. He was later released after a court appearance.

Jackson was taken to an area hospital where he died of his injuries on Jan. 18. His death is being ruled a homicide.

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