(May 30, 2014) – Homicide Detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a 35-year old man and the injuring of 35-year-old woman. The Incident occurred shortly after 1pm in the 1700 block of Mandeville Street.
According to witnesses, the victims were sitting on a porch of a residence when unknown gunman walked up and starting firing. Officers arrived and observed the unknown man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his body while the female was suffering from a gunshot wound to the side. EMS transported to the woman to the hospital where she is listed in stable condition. The man was pronounced dead on the scene.
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 Rayell Johnson is in charge of the 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. To learn more about the NOPD and our services, visit http://www.nola.gov/GOVERNMENT/NOPD.
Officer Frank B. Robertson, III