Bernard Baker, 39 was booked yesterday with Second Degree Murder of Oliver Wicker 51, who was murdered April 16, 2013 at approximately 8:50 P.M., on General Ogden Street near Olive Street.
Police responded to a call of shots fired and found Oliver Wicker lying on the sidewalk shot to the face. He died on the scene.
Through the course of the investigation, Homicide Detective Darrell Doucette Jr. positively identified Bernard Baker as the suspect and secured an Arrest Warrant which was signed by a Magistrate Judge for Second Degree Murder.
Baker was arrested yesterday at approximately 8:00 am in the 3600 block of Hollygrove Street. Baker was transported to Central Lock-Up and booked with Second Degree Murder.
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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