Authorities in Tennessee have apprehended a suspect in a murder in New Orleans, according to officials.
A picture of B.J. Brown, 32, being arrested early on Wednesday morning and being pinned to the hood of a car was uploaded to Facebook by the City of Erin. Brown was wanted in two states because he was allegedly responsible for Cassandra Jones’ execution-style murder in New Orleans on Monday morning and the killing of a Tennessee police officer who stopped his car there a day or so later.
After shooting the officer during the traffic stop on Monday night, Tennessee investigators claim Brown got out of his car and ran 65 miles west of Nashville into a densely forested region.
Jones was killed in the Iberville Housing Development on Monday just before 9:30 a.m.
A nearby apartment window recorded a phone video of the murder, which was widely shared on social media. It depicts a man approaching Jones and shooting her with what appears to be a semiautomatic rifle.
Jones had requested a temporary restraining order against Brown in May after alleging that he had assaulted her repeatedly, but it was never granted.
Around 9 p.m. on Monday, a traffic stop was being conducted by a police officer in the city of Erin, 65 miles west of Nashville. Brown stopped and got out of his vehicle before shooting into the officer’s car, striking him, according to Erin Police Chief Mark Moore.
Officer Darrell Tiebor returned fire before Brown fled into the woods, according to police. Tiebor was transported to the hospital and is now in good condition.