(March 05, 2014) – Homicide Detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old and 28-year-old. The Incident occurred just before midnight in a parking lot at the intersection of Henderson and Port of New Orleans Place. The name of the victims is being withheld pending notification of family members.
According to witnesses who stated they heard multiple gunshots rang in the parking lot. Officers arrived and found the 25-year-old victim unresponsive inside of a Silver Toyota and the 28-year-old was found lying on the ground. Both victims were shot multiple times and pronounced dead on the scene. Several unattended vehicles were also struck by bullets during the incident.
A handgun and multiple bullet casings were also recovered on the scene.
This investigation is VERY preliminary and 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 Wayne Delarge is in charge of the investigation.
In a separate unrelated incident a 25-year-old man stated he was attending a music concert inside of a banquet hall in the 1400 block of Port of New Orleans Place, around 10pm. An unknown African American male approached him and fired a shot striking him in the shoulder. The victim was transported to the hospital where he’s listed in stable condition.
The suspect in this shooting is described as an African American male with a “Rick Ross” style beard, low hair cut with several gold teeth. The suspect was wearing a black shirt, blue jeans and colorful tennis shoes.
Sixth District Detective Sandra Contreras is in charge of this 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.
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Officer Frank B. Robertson, III