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NOPD says robbery possible motive in shooting of Tulane graduate

6 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Monday, May 09 2016 May 9, 2016 May 09, 2016 5:41 PM May 09, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: AP News Now

NEW ORLEANS -The New Orleans police chief says investigators believe robbery was a motive in the weekend shooting death of a St. Louis man visiting the city to plan his wedding.
Police Chief Michael Harrison held a news conference Monday to discuss the death of 25-year-old Thomas Rolfes, a Tulane University graduate who was in the city with his fiancee to choose a wedding venue. He said injuries on Rolfes' hands indicated there may have been a struggle. Rolfes' body was found about 4:30 a.m. Saturday near a convenience store where surveillance video showed him buying two bottles of water an hour before. He earlier had been with friends at a bar nearly two miles away.
In a Facebook post, former Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Rolfes, whose fiancee is from Boston, had worked in his 2012 campaign. Romney called the death "a senseless and tragic loss."

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