New Orleans Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 35-year-old man and a 43-year-old man, and the injuring of a 37-year-old man. The names of the victims are being withheld pending notification of family members.
Last night, shortly before 11:00 P.M., officers were called to the scene of a “male shot” at Second and South Roman Streets. The 35-year-old man was located lying on the corner suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his body and was pronounced dead on the scene. He was also found to be in possession of narcotics.
Homicide Detective Candice Preston is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 658-5300.
About an hour later, shortly before midnight, officers were called to the intersection of Eighth and Baronne Streets where the 43-year-old man was located lying in the street suffering from a gunshot wound to his body. He was pronounced dead on the scene. The 37-year-old man was transported to the hospital by private conveyance suffering from a gunshot wound to the hip.
Homicide Detective Ryan Vaught 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 incidents, 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.
Officer Hilal Williams