This afternoon, New Orleans Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 28-year-old man and the injuring of a 52-year-old and 20-year-old man. The incident occurred shortly after 1:30 P.M., near the intersection of Saint Claude Avenue and Tupelo Street.
Officers located the 28-year-old man lying in the street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his body. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The 52-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his leg and the 20-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his hand. Both men were transported to the hospital by private conveyance and are listed in stable condition.
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 Anthony Pardo 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 $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