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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

New Orleans Police Investigate Two Separate Fatal Shootings

May 18, 2013

New Orleans Police are investigating two fatal shootings that left a 37-year-old man dead in Central City and a 20 -year-old man dead in the Florida area.  The names of the victims are being withheld pending notification of family members.  

At approximately 12:21 A.M., officers responded to a call of shots fired in the area of Fourth and South Galvez Streets.  Officers located the 37-year-old man lying in the grass suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his body.  He was transported to the hospital where he later died. 

Homicide Detective Wayne Delarge is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 658-5300. 

Approximately one minute later, a call of a male shot was received in the 5100 block of Congress Street.  Officers located the 20-year-old man lying on his front lawn suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  He was pronounced dead on the scene.  

Homicide Detective Melanie Dillon is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 658-5300. 

Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) responsible in the incident, as well as a motive. 

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 $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. 

The New Orleans Police Department, under the leadership of Superintendent Ronal W. Serpas, is engaged in a complete transformation in its approach to ensuring thatNew Orleansis a safer place to live, work and visit. The police force is committed to transparency, accountability, collaboration and integrity. 

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Officer Hilal Williams

 
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Last updated: 5/20/2013 1:18:51 PM

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