Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating four African-American males wanted in connection with a murder that occurred last month on November 18th, shortly after 10:30 P.M., in the 2500 block of Saint Anthony Street.
The victim was inside his residence when the suspects came to the door and knocked. Upon the victim opening the door, the suspects entered the residence and shot him before fleeing. The victim was transported to the hospital where he later died.
In surveillance video obtained by detectives, the four suspects can be seen entering the residence wearing hooded sweatshirts. Shortly thereafter, they are seen running out the residence with the victim following behind. The suspects subsequently fled the area.
Homicide Detective Gregory Johnson 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