Gulfport man arrested in Louisiana cold case

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A Gulfport man has been arrested for a cold case murder that happened in Alexandria, Louisiana.

According to Alexandria Police, the murder happened on May 8th, 2009 on Laurel Street where 31-year-old O’Neil Wesley of Gulfport allegedly shot and killed a child.

Detective Tanner Dryden has been investigating the case and on June 22nd, 2021, developed enough probable cause to obtain an arrest warrant.

Gulfport police say they contacted Wesley who then turned himself in. He’s being charged with first-degree murder. This is an ongoing investigation.

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