New Orleans Police are investigating an altercation that left a 33-year-old man dead and two men injured. The names of the victims are being withheld pending notification of family members. The incident occurred in a parking lot in the 4600 block of Michoud Boulevard.
Shortly after 2:00 A.M., the victim and two of his friends were engaged in a physical altercation with two unknown men when one of the suspects brandished a knife and stabbed the first victim in his chest and abdomen. During the altercation, the second victim, a 35-year-old man, suffered a stab wound to the abdomen and the third victim, a 32-year-old man, suffered a cut to his forearm from a broken bottle used by one of the suspects. The suspects subsequently fled the scene. The three men were transported to the hospital by Emergency Medical Services where the first victim later died. The second victim is listed in stable condition and the third victim will be treated and released for his injury.
Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) responsible in the incident, as well as a motive.
The Homicide Unit is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 658-5300.
Citizens with information that can help solve this crime 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