(August 01, 2013) NOPD’s Homicide division is asking the public’s assistance in identifying the man seen in the photograph; he may have critical information about the shooting death of 30-year-old Samuel Bryant, which happened Sunday July 28, 2013 around 3:30am in the 2200 block of Saint Bernard Avenue.
Bryant was gunned down on the steps of a residence and pronounced dead on the scene. The man in the photograph is believed to be the last person to have spoken to the victim.
The individual in the photograph is NOT wanted for the Murder at this time, He’s simply “person of interest.” The person circled in the photo is the person we would like to speak to.
Homicide Detective Melanie Dillon is in charge of the investigation.
Crimestoppers is offering up to a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible. Citizens with information regarding this crime are asked to call Crime stoppers at 822-1111 or toll free at 1-877-903-STOP (7867). Callers do not have to leave their name nor testify in court 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 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 .
Officer Frank B. Robertson, III