New Orleans slaying suspect arrested

Published 12:47 am Friday, October 16, 2009

A man wanted for murder in New Orleans has been arrested in Natchez.

Police Sgt. Craig Godbold tells The Natchez Democrat that 21-year-old Brian Fields was arrested without incident Wednesday by police and the U.S. Marshal Service.

Godbold says Fields had been staying at a Natchez residence in recent months, and after he was seen recently, police were able to track him to that address.

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Godbold says Fields was wanted in connection with the February death of 29-year-old Maher Ali Khalil.

Officers found Khalil lying in the street with a single gunshot wound to the head. He later died in a New Orleans hospital.