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Shawn Peterson, person of interest in New Orleans triple killing, turns himself in, report says

Shawn Peterson, person of interest in New Orleans triple murder CBS affiliate WWLTV

Shawn Peterson, person of interest in New Orleans triple murder
CBS affiliate WWLTV
(CBS/AP) NEW ORLEANS - Police say the person of interest in the Wednesday night shooting where three people were killed, has turned himself in, according to CBS affiliate WWLTV.

A NOPD spokesperson reportedly said Shawn Peterson,41, came into the police headquarters and is now speaking with investigators.

A 39-year-old Christine George, her 20-year-old daughter Tresa George and 18-year-old son Leonard George were found dead inside the garage of a home in the Gentily section of New Orleans.

Police say they received a call indicating several people had been shot. All were pronounced dead on the scene.

The 39-year-old victim reportedly worked as a NOPD dispatcher.

According to The New Orleans Advocate, Peterson was identified by family member as the father of Leonard George.

The paper reports Peterson's rap sheet includes a second-degree murder charge for which he was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. When he got out in 2008, he was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the paper.

The investigation is ongoing.

  • Iris Carreras

    Iris Carreras covers crime for CBSNews.com

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