A 40-year-old man died after a shooting this morning in the Fontainebleau Neighborhood. The incident occurred at approximately 11:00 A.M., in the 6300 block of Hewes Street.
Second District Officers responded to a shooting and, upon their arrival found a 40-year-old man shot. He died on the scene. Detectives learned there was a domestic altercation between the 40-year-old man and a female when a 38-year-old man (third party) intervened. A scuffle ensued between the 40-year-old man and the 38-year-old man at which time the 40-year-old was shot.
Detectives have the firearm used in the incident and are questioning the 38-year-old man involved in the shooting. Detectives are also questioning everyone involved in the incident and witnesses.
Detectives are in the process of classifying the incident.
The Lead Homicide Detective in this case is Jacob Lundy.
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