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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Interstate Shooting Leaves One Man Dead

May 23, 2013

(May 23, 2013) The New Orleans Police Department’s Homicide Division is investigating the fatal shooting of a 31-year-old man. The shooting occurred this morning around 4:45 A.M., on the US 90B @ The Broad Street Overpass. 

Sixth District officers responded to a call of a traffic accident on the interstate. When officers and emergency medical technicians arrived they found a black Infiniti Coupe which struck a concrete barrier riddled with bullet holes and the unresponsive victim still in the driver’s seat. The victim was pulled from the vehicle by the technicians and it was discovered he had been shot multiple times and pronounced dead on the scene.

Currently, investigators are in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) involved in this incident, as well as a motive. 

Homicide Detective Joseph Jefferson 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 (7867).  You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for 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 .

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.  To learn more about the NOPD and our services, visit http://www.nola.gov/GOVERNMENT/NOPD

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.

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Officer Frank B. Robertson, III

 
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Last updated: 5/31/2013 11:25:36 AM

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