(October 21, 2013) NOPD’s Eighth District Detectives is asking the public’s assistance in identifying a dark blue SUV that was possibly driven by suspects who shot a 23-year-old man as he walked in the 400 block of Iberville Street. This shooting took place this morning around 3am.
The victim sustained three gunshot wounds to his body. He was transported to the hospital by EMS where he’s currently listed in stable condition.
Detectives were able to obtain local video surveillance of a vehicle they believe the suspects arrived in. The vehicle appeared to be a dark blue SUV. The vehicle parked on North Peters just past Iberville Street. The suspects are seen exiting the vehicle and walking around the corner where the shooting occurred. The suspects are seen returning to the vehicle and then driving off heading towards Canal Street from North Peters.
The two male suspects may have been accompanied by a female that exited the vehicle on the corner of Canal and North Peters Streets.
The SUV in the video is simply a “vehicle of interest.”
The video surveillance can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAfOsub1x64.
The Eighth District Person Crimes Unit 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.
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Officer Frank B. Robertson, III