Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating three males wanted in connection with a battery that left two people injured, one severely, on Saturday near the intersection of Iberville and Dauphine Streets.
Shortly after 6:00 A.M., the victims were walking down the street looking for their vehicle when they were approached by three unknown African-American males who began to verbally harass them.
The verbal altercation escalated when one of the subjects punched the female victim in the mouth and the other subjects began striking the male victim multiple times.
The female victim sustained a swollen lip and the male victim sustained a broken jaw requiring him to be hospitalized and undergo surgery.
The suspects were captured on surveillance video and can be viewed on youtube.com at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRTj7KFzpho.
Eighth District Detective Michael Flores is in charge of the investigation.
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.
Officer Hilal Williams