(September 23, 2013) First District Detectives are asking the public’s assistance in identifying the man seen in the video. He may have critical information about the shooting of a 36-year-old man, which occurred yesterday around 6:30pm, in the 3000 block of Ponce De Leon Street.
The victim was walking in the block when an unknown gunman possibly on a bicycle opened fire on him. The victim sustained several gunshot wounds to his body. The victim was transported to the hospital where he is listed in critical condition.
The individual in the video is NOT wanted for the shooting at this time, He’s simply “person of interest.”
A copy of the video can be viewed here:
First District Detective Shawn Jenkins is in charge of the investigation.
Crimestoppers is offering up to a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible. Citizens with information regarding this crime are asked to call Crime stoppers at 822-1111 or toll free at 1-877-903-STOP (7867). Callers do not have to leave their name nor testify in court 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. To learn more about the NOPD and our services, visit http://www.nola.gov/GOVERNMENT/NOPD .
Officer Frank B. Robertson, III