(June27, 2014) – Homicide Detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of an unidentified man. The Incident occurred just before 1am on the Interstate @ the Franklin Avenue off ramp. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family members.
According to witnesses, the victim exited the interstate in a Silver Mercedes Convertible. The victim stopped at the intersection for the red light when unknown gunman walked up and opened fire on the vehicle. The victim was shot multiple times behind the steering wheel. Officers arrived and found the unresponsive victim still seated in the driver’s chair. The man died on the scene from multiple gunshot wounds to his body.
The perpetrators fled the scene in an unknown vehicle.
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 Tanisha Sykes 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.
Officer Frank B. Robertson, III