NOPD Homicide Detectives are investigating a shooting that left an unidentified man dead and an adult man shot to the hand. The incident occurred in the 400 block of Felicity Street at approximately 7:00 P.M.
Police received a call of a male shoot in the 400 block of Felicity Street at about 7:00 P.M. A call also came in from a Jefferson Parish Deputy that was driving in the area. He stayed on scene until NOPD arrived.
Officers arrived and found a car in the lane of travel unoccupied, a handgun on the scene and an unidentified man lying on the sidewalk shot to the side. He died on the scene. Two occupants of that vehicle are being questioned at this time.
A short while later a man involved in the incident arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound to the hand.
Officers learned the vehicle that was on the scene along with another vehicle where at that location when gunfire erupted from the occupant(s) of one or both vehicles.
Officers found the other vehicle believed to be involved in the shooting at Delachaise and Coliseum Streets unoccupied. That vehicle was reported stolen. Detectives are also in the process of questioning the person that was shot to the hand.
The incident is under investigation and ongoing.
The Lead Homicide Detective in this case is Andrew Waldron.
Citizens with information that can help solve this crime 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.
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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