A 6-year-old boy was struck and killed by the driver of a gray Honda Crosstour. The name of the boy is being withheld pending notification of family members. The incident occurred at approximately 7:00 A.M., at the intersection of Paris Avenue and Lafreniere Street.
The 6-year-old boy and his 9-year-old sister along with two other children were crossing Paris Avenue in the crosswalk when the driver of a gray Honda Crosstour struck both children and fled the scene Northbound on Paris Avenue. The boy died at the hospital and the girl had non-life threatening injuries. The other two children were not struck or injured in the incident
Detectives found parts of the Honda Crosstour on the scene. The front of the vehicle received damage and Detectives are investigating to determine the registered owner and driver of the Honda Crosstour.
Detectives are searching the area for surveillance video footage that may have captured the incident and are asking residents that live in the area to check their surveillance system to see if it may have captured the incident or the Honda Crosstour.
The incident remains under investigation.
Fatality Investigator Richard Blackman III is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at 658-6208.
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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