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Marion Peterson

APD Seeking Public Help to Locate Murder Suspect

Alexandria, La. (Nov. 13, 2022) – The Alexandria Police Department is asking for public assistance to locate an individual wanted in connection with a murder and attempted murder Sunday afternoon.

Marion Peterson, 71, of Alexandria, is currently wanted on charges of second degree murder and attempted second degree murder. He is described as a Black male approximately 6-feet tall and weighing about 185 pounds.

At approximately 4 p.m. Sunday, APD received multiple reports of shots fired at an apartment complex in the 1300 block of Enterprise Road. APD and other law enforcement agencies responded and searched the complex. Two victims were found, a 51-year-old woman who was fatally shot as well as a 68-year-old male who was taken to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Identity of the deceased victim is being withheld pending notification of family.

If anyone has any information about the location of the suspect, or any other crimes in the Alexandria area, please contact the Alexandria Police Detective Division at (318) 441-6460, or APD Dispatch at (318) 441-6559.

For a cash reward, call Crime Stoppers of CenLa at (318) 443-7867. The Crime Stoppers P3 Tipster app can also be downloaded to leave tips and get a claim number for a cash reward at

Crime Stoppers is a private non-profit organization. Crime Stoppers is not a law enforcement agency.