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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Suspect Sought for French Quarter Stabbing

August 27, 2013

Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating an unknown male wanted in connection with a Battery that occurred on August 22nd in the 600 block of Bourbon Street. 

Shortly before midnight, the victim, who is a bouncer, refused to allow the suspect into an establishment due to him being known to pickpocket patrons.   The suspect then entered the location through another door and was subsequently escorted by the victim to the doorway.  Once outside, a verbal altercation ensued between the suspect and victim at which time the suspect produced an unknown sharp object and cut the victim.   The suspect then fled on foot southbound down Saint Peter Street, then unknown.  

The victim sustained a laceration to his chest and two lacerations to his wrist.  He was transported to the hospital where he received treatment for his injuries.  

Video surveillance of the perpetrator can be seen on the following link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmMffHwFfiY&feature=c4-overview&list=UUSfqE1wp6aI-mVpqHIpKrxg

Eighth District Detective Bryan Jones is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 658-6080 or bbjones@nola.gov

Citizens with information that can help solve these crimes are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.  You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading to the arrest and indictment of the responsible person(s).  You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org

Any person who, after the commission of a felony, shall harbor, conceal, or aid the offender, knowing or having reasonable ground to believe that he has committed the felony, and with the intent that he may avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction, or punishment shall be charged with R.S. 14:25; Relative to Accessories After the Fact.

An accessory after the fact may be tried and punished, notwithstanding the fact that the principal felon may not have been arrested, tried, convicted, or amenable to justice.

Whoever becomes an accessory after the fact shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned, with or without hard
labor, for not more than five years, or both; provided that in no case shall his punishment be greater than one-half of the maximum provided by law for a principal offender. 

The New Orleans Police Department, under the leadership of Superintendent Ronal W. Serpas, is engaged in a complete transformation in its approach to ensuring that New Orleans is a safer place to live, work and visit.  The police force is committed to transparency, accountability, collaboration and integrity.  

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Officer Hilal Williams

 
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Last updated: 8/27/2013 12:53:47 PM

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