(April 07, 2014)- Today, NOPD First district detectives arrested 34-year-old Lamir Davis just hours after he opened fire on a 28-year-old man in the 2500 block of Saint Ann Street earlier this afternoon. The incident occurred around noon.
The victim stated he was walking in the block when the suspect later identified as Lamir Davis approached him from behind. Davis called the victim by his name and fired several shots at him. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the midsection. EMS arrived and transported the victim to the hospital where he is listed in stable condition. Davis fled the scene on foot.
Less than an hour after the shooting Detectives Brain Frank and Bryan Bissell was still in the area when they observed a suspect matching the broadcasted description of the alleged shooter. Detectives observed the suspect walking into a residence in the 2400 block of Iberville Street. That same suspect came out of the residence minutes later dressed in different clothing. Once detectives made contact with the individual he identified himself as Lamir Davis. Detectives detained Davis and placed him under arrest after he was found to be in possession of Heroin residue.
A further investigation into the shooting was conducted by Detective Lester Marshall, who was able to obtain a positive identification of Davis by the victim as the gunman.
Lamir Davis has been previously arrested for Simple Burglary, Shoplifting, Theft, and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Flight from an Officer, Crack Possession, Criminal Trespass, Possession of Stolen Goods, and Reckless Operation. Davis is currently on probation until April, 24, 2014 for Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling.
Davis was booked into central around 7pm for one count of Aggravated Battery by Shooting, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Heroin and a Probation Violation.
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Officer Frank B. Robertson, III