Metairie bar shooting suspect arrested in New Jersey

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Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto Saturday announced the arrest of 33-year-old Maurice Leach on charges of Second Degree Murder and Obstruction of Justice.

Leach was arrested in connection with the May 25 shooting death of Michael Brown near the Pair of Dice Lounge in the 4500 block of South I-10 Service Road. in Metairie.

Lopinto said Leach was identified through the JPSO's investigation as the person believed to have shot Brown to death.

Leach was arrested in Trenton, New Jersey by U.S. Marshals from the New Orleans Field Office and Marshals from New Jersey's regional fugitive task force on May 30. 

He remains in custody in New Jersey pending extradition to Jefferson Parish.