Metro seeking person of interest in homicide following carjacking

Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 | 1:50 p.m.

Metro Police are searching for a person of interest in a homicide case who stole a car and ran from officers Saturday.

Metro Homicide detectives began investigating the homicide Friday afternoon, when a man was found dead inside an abandoned apartment in the 4400 block of Jimmy Durante Boulevard. Preliminary investigation indicated that there were several persons of interest and potential witnesses who have facts surrounding his death, police said.

Metro Patrol Officers came across a person of interest known as DJ attempting to rob a home Saturday morning while in the area of the homicide, police said. Officers chased DJ over a wall and into a nearby residential neighborhood.

Once there, he threatened a woman in her car with a long knife and stole her vehicle, police said. The carjacking victim was uninjured and DJ escaped from officers.

The person of interest is described as a 25- to 28-year-old black man. He stands between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8 with a medium build and a missing front tooth. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored knit cap, dark-colored hoodie and dark pants.

The stolen car is described as a silver 2006 Toyota Scion four-door hatchback with Nevada license plates 535-RWZ.

Police urge anyone with information regarding DJ or his whereabouts to contact Metro Homicide at 828-3521, or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 385-5555 or online at

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