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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Police Ask Your Help in Locating And Identifying A Suspect Seen Fleeing In A Truck Shortly After A Murder

June 10, 2013

New Orleans Police are asking for your help in locating and identifying a person seen fleeing from a murder in a gray Nissan Titan pick- up truck with tinted windows.  The murder occurred April 23, 2013 in the 4200 block of McCoy Street in New Orleans East at approximately 11:35 P.M., after the victim was abducted from his home in the 4800 block of Sandalwood Street in New Orleans East.

Police were called to the location after reports of gunfire.  When police arrived, they found a man later identified as Lien Nguyen shot to his head and chest lying on the ground.  Mr. Nguyen’s hands were tied behind his back with his 14,000.00 Rolex watch still on his wrist.         

The suspect was seen driving a gray colored Nissan Titan pick-up truck with tinted windows on McCoy Street to Darby Street then North on Darby to Old Gentilly Road then unknown.  

Attached is a picture from a Traffic Camera of the truck turning from Hammond Street onto Read Boulevard and also a picture of the victim Mr. Lien Nguyen. 

Through the course of the follow-up investigation, it was learned Mr. Lien Nguyen nickname Mr. Lee and his wife were the operators of The Food Express convenience store in Kenner Louisiana.  Many of Mr. Nguyen's customers and neighbors provided positive information as it relates to his character.  It is not known who, and why someone would commit such a violent crime to Mr. Nguyen.

Detective Gregory Hamilton is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at 658-5300.  

 Anyone with information about this suspect or the murder 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 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.  The police force, which currently employs dedicated men and women, is committed to transparency, accountability, collaboration and integrity.  To learn more about the NOPD and our services, visit http://www.nola.gov/GOVERNMENT/NOPD and visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/New-Orleans-LA/New-Orleans-Police-Department-Official/133853236665761   

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 Garry Flot

 
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Last updated: 6/10/2013 4:45:57 PM

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