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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

New Orleans Police Investigate Fatal Shooting in Central City

November 18, 2013

This afternoon, New Orleans Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 31-year-old man.  The incident occurred shortly after 12:30 P.M., at the intersection of Josephine and Lasalle Streets.

The victim was driving in the area when unknown subject(s) opened fire on the vehicle, striking him multiple times.  He subsequently lost control of the vehicle and struck a house.  He was pronounced dead on the scene. 

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 Darryll Doucette is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 658-5300.   

Citizens with information that can help solve this crime 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.  The police force is committed to transparency, accountability, collaboration and integrity. 

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Officer Hilal Williams

 
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Last updated: 11/18/2013 4:07:44 PM

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