January 3, 2011

NOPD Releases Photos of Person of Interest in Magnolia Shorty Murder

New Orleans police detectives investigating the shooting death of bounce rap artist Renetta "Magnolia Shorty" Lowe are asking for help identifying a man apparently captured on a store security camera.

The man is not a suspect in the case, but police would like to talk to him, according to a news release by the NOPD. Lowe was killed with Jerome Hampton, 25, on Monday in eastern New Orleans. The pair were in a vehicle in the 6300 block of Bridgehampton Drive and were killed by multiple gunshot wounds to their bodies. They were pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical technicians.

Meanwhile, funeral services for Lowe have been tentatively set for Dec. 30 at New Hope Baptist Church, 1807 LaSalle St., followed by a second line on Washington Avenue. Additional details were not available Wednesday.

Details were also unavailable on a planned memorial fundraiser Sunday at Club Red Velvet, 3714 West Bank Expressway in Harvey.

Homicide Detective Michael Cochran is investigating the murders.
He can be reached at 504.658.6300.

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