(December 16, 2013) NOPD’s Homicide division is asking the public’s assistance in locating 36-year-old Kathryn Hunter; she may have critical information about the shooting deaths of 23-year-old Johnathan Sam and 22-year-old Stephan Raymond. The shooting occurred this past Saturday at Hunter’s residence located at 2728 Amelia Street.
Sam and Raymond were gunned down at Hunter’s residence. Sam was pronounced dead on the scene while Raymond later died at the hospital.
Kathryn Hunter is NOT wanted for the Murder; she’s simply a “person of interest.”
A photograph of Kathryn Hunter will be emailed to local media outlets.
Homicide Detective Melonie Dillon 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