Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a subject, believed to be responsible for a shooting that occurred yesterday in the 1000 block of Carrollton Avenue.
Shortly after 12:30 P.M., officers located the victim lying in a driveway suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his body. He was transported to the hospital where he was listed in critical condition.
According to witnesses, the subject and the victim were seen arguing in the driveway when shortly thereafter, gunshots were heard and the subject was seen fleeing from the driveway down North Carrollton Avenue, towards Esplanade Avenue. The subject was caught on video surveillance fleeing from the scene.
A copy of the video surveillance can be viewed here:
The subject was described as an African-American male in his late teens to early 20’s. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark gray sweatpants with red shorts or boxers exposed from underneath the sweatpants.
The First District Investigative Unit is in charge of the investigation.
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 $1,000 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