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New Orleans Police Department's VOWS and the U.S. Marshals Service apprehend a suspect in a homicide investigation

Pierre St-Jean

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NEW ORLEANS, LA — New Orleans Police Department's Violent Offender Warrant Squad (VOWS) and the United States Marshals Service (USMS) apprehended Bryan M. Andry (black male, DOB: 03-01-1974) on Friday, June 11, 2021. Andry was suspected in connection with the homicide of Portia Pollack, which occurred on June 8, 2021 in the 1500 block of North Dorgenois Street.

A call was received at approximately 7:30 a.m. by the New Orleans Police Department of a carjacking that involved an aggravated battery by cutting at the location. When officers got on the scene, they discovered a female victim who had been stabbed. Upon arrival at a nearby hospital, the woman was pronounced dead. The victim was positively recognized as Pollack by the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office a short time thereafter.

According to NOPD, with the use of surveillance video, citizen information and a tip to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans, the NOPD Homicide Unit detectives developed and positively identified Andry as the offender in this event. After an investigation, a warrant for his arrest was obtained on one count of second-degree murder.

New Orleans Police Department's VOWS officers, as well as agents from the United States Marshals Service, detained Andry without incident this morning on the 2100 block of North Miro Street. As a result of his conduct, Andry was booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center and held there until his trial.

Anyone with more information about this incident is asked to call New Orleans Police Department Homicide Detective Rayell Johnson at 504-658-5300.

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