ALEXANDRIA, La. (WNTZ) – Alexandria police are seeking the public’s help to locate Derrick Swafford, 27, of Alexandria, in connection with the shooting death of Jason Clovis on March 27.

Clovis was killed in a shooting in the 1800 block of Orchard Street. Swafford was picked up with a bullet wound to the leg that same evening at Florence Avenue and Levin Street, approximately two blocks from the murder scene, and was treated at a local hospital.

Detectives have received an arrest warrant for Swafford for second degree murder. He is believed to be in the Houston, Texas, area. He is described as being 6-feet tall and weighing 235 pounds. His car, a 2021 black Dodge Charger Scat Pack with a Louisiana license plate, may still be in the area. The car may have bullet holes and is considered part of the crime scene. If anyone finds the car, they should contact APD immediately.

If anyone has any information about Swafford’s whereabouts or the location of his car, information about the shooting on March 27 or any other crimes in the Alexandria area, please contact the Alexandria Police Detective Division at (318) 441-6460.