(September 29, 2013) – Homicide Detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of an unidentified man. The Incident occurred around 10:46pm, in the 1500 block of Southlawn Street. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family members.
Neighbors in the area called police after hearing gunfire erupting inside of an apartment complex. Officers arrived and found the victim lying in the parking lot of the complex. A preliminary investigation revealed the victim had been shot inside of a silver late model Chevy Cruze that had been riddled with bullets. The vehicle crashed into the apartment building. The victim jumped out of the vehicle and collapsed in the parking lot a short distance away. The victim was shot multiple times and died on the scene.
A large amount of narcotics were found inside of the vehicle and on the victim’s body.
Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) responsible in this incident, as well as a motive.
Homicide Detective Candice Preston 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.
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Officer Frank B. Robertson, III