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Suspect Sought For Attempt Murder, Attempt Armed Robbery And Aggravated Assault

May 09, 2013

Oscar Anthony James, 19 (9-29-93) is wanted for Attempt First Degree Murder, Attempt Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault.  The incident occurred May 4, 2013 at approximately 9:30 P.M., in the 2900 block of Cambronne Street.  

Oscar James attempted to rob a man and then shot him and fled.       

James is on parole for Possession With The Intent To Distribute Cocaine and Illegal Carrying of a Weapon until 2014.  He was previously arrested for a Concealed Weapon, Crack Possession, Illegal Firearm During a Crime, Resisting a Police Officer, Simple Escape, Battery, Criminal Damage To Property, Trespassing and Possession of Stolen Property.


Detective Jerry Baldwin is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at 658-6020.

Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP(7867) or Text your crime tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637), Text TELLCS then your crime information.  You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible. 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

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, which currently employs dedicated men and women, is committed to transparency, accountability, collaboration and integrity. 

 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 Garry Flot

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Last updated: 5/9/2013 11:42:31 AM

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