Police have identified a suspect in a murder that happened about a year ago in New Orleans East.

Police said they had obtained a warrant for Brian Thomas, 28, in the May 27, 2014 murder of Floyd Batiste on the 4500 block of Skyview Drive.

Batiste died on the scene around 6 p.m. that night. Police spokesman Officer Juan Barnes said the detective involved was able to connect Thomas to the crime, but did not elaborate on how.

In June of last year police issued a photograph of a white sedan that may have been involved in the crime.