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Aug 19, 2013 8:35 AM by AP

Second suspect booked in Harvey double murder

GRETNA, La. (AP) - The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force has apprehended 20-year-old Irvin Harris of Harvey, who faces two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of two Southern University students.

Nikiayn Westerfield and Dave Harrison were found shot to death Aug. 13 in a car in Harvey.

The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/1cTGpKP) Harris was arrested Friday afternoon at a friend's house in New Orleans.

His alleged accomplice, 19-year-old Jeremy Coleman of Waggaman, was arrested last week and booked with second-degree murder.

Police believe the shootings were drug related.

It was unclear whether the men have attorneys.

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