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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Triple Algiers Shooting Leaves a Man Dead and Two Others Injured

October 23, 2013

(October 23, 2013) – Homicide Detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a 31-year-old man and the injuring of two others. The Incident occurred just before 7pm, at the intersection of Copernicus and Mardi Gras Boulevard.  The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family members.

According to witnesses who stated the victims were driving in a dark colored Buick when a silver late model vehicle drove along side of the Buick and opened fire. The suspects drove off in an unknown direction at a high rate of speed. Officers arrived and found the victims inside of the vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds to their bodies. EMS arrived and transported the victims to the hospital.

The 31-year-old male driver later died at the hospital. A 30-year-old male passenger sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his body. He’s currently in surgery in critical condition. A second passenger a 14-year-old girl sustained non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg. She’s listed in stable condition.

Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) responsible in this incident, as well as a motive. 

Homicide Detective Joe Jefferson is in charge of the investigation.

Citizens with information that can help solve these crimes 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 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

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Officer Frank B. Robertson, III

 
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Last updated: 10/24/2013 10:59:35 AM

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