A 39-year-old man was shot and killed in Algiers. The name of the victim has not been released pending notification of family members. The incident occurred at approximately 9:40 P.M., in the 3400 block of Vespasian Boulevard.
Police responded to a call of a male shot, and upon their arrival, found the man lying in the street shot to the head and arms.
The man died on the scene.
The lead Homicide Detective in this case is Jeffrey Vappie II.
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
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