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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Person of Interest Sought in 2009 Homicide

May 09, 2014

Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 26-year-old Steve Smith, who may have additional information regarding a homicide that occurred September 12, 2009, in the 7700 block of Mullet Street.    

On the night of the murder, 19-year-old David Handy was located suffering multiple gunshot wounds to the body and was pronounced dead on the scene. 

Smith is not considered a suspect, but only wanted for questioning. 

A photo of Steve Smith can be seen below.  

Homicide Detective Barret Morton is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 658-5300. 

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 $1,000 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: 6/25/2014 3:17:58 PM

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