New Orleans Police are investigating the apparent murder of a 24-year-old local man. The name of the man is being withheld pending notification of family members. The incident occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m., in the 3300 block of Belfort Avenue.
The New Orleans Fire Department responded to a call of a minimal house fire. Once the fire was extinguished, they found the man inside of the house with apparent trauma to the body and immediately contacted the New Orleans Police Department. Third District officers arrived on the scene and found the man with apparent stab wounds to the body. The man was pronounced dead on the scene.
The Coroner will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
Homicide Detective Tanisha Sykes is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at 658-5300.
Currently investigators are in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) involved in this incident, as well as a motive. Homicide Detective Patrick Conahan is in charge of the incident. Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111, or toll free 1-877-903-STOP(7876). You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500.00 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify in court to receive the reward.
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.
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. The police force, which currently employs dedicated men and women, is committed to transparency, accountability, collaboration and integrity. To learn more about the NOPD and our services, visit http://www.nola.gov/GOVERNMENT/NOPD/
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