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NYPD Gang Unit Busts Suspect Wanted In Pennsylvania For Double Homicide

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The New York Police Department said its officers nabbed a suspect wanted in connection with a 2013 double homicide in Pennsylvania.

Police officials said members of the Brooklyn North Gang Unit were patrolling the Marcy Housing Development on Wednesday when they saw two men conduct a hand-to-hand transaction.

The officers were able to arrest the buyer, who was found to be in possession of several pills, police said.

During the arrest processing, the suspect told authorities his name was Spencer Johnson and that he lived at 113 Nostrand Ave. in Brooklyn.

He was fingerprinted and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, authorities said.

However, after he was transferred to central booking, it was discovered through fingerprint analysis that the suspect’s name was actually Laquan Anderson Pierrelouis.

Pierrelouis, 23, is wanted in York, Pa. for a double homicide that happened on Nov. 23, 2013, police said.

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