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Pair Sought in Tuesday's Deadly Mid-City Shooting

April 25, 2013

(April 25, 2013) NOPD’s Homicide division is asking the public’s assistance in identifying the pair seen in the video; detectives believe the pair are the suspected triggermen in the shooting deaths of 22-year-old Desmond Bell and 26-year-old Orlando Rickmon, which happened Tuesday evening April 23, 2013 in the 4000 block of Baudin Street.

Bell and Rickmon were gunned down as they sat on the porch of a residence, both men were shot multiple times died on the scene, while an 8-year-old boy was shot and sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The individuals in the video appear to be in their late teens early 20’s, thin to medium build wearing hooded sweatshirts over their heads to conceal their identities. The vehicle in the video appears to be a late model Red or Burgundy Dodge Minivan.

The video can be viewed here:   

Homicide Detective Clinton Givens is in charge of the investigation.

Crimestoppers is offering up to a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible.  Citizens with information regarding this crime are asked to call Crime stoppers at 822-1111 or toll free at 1-877-903-STOP (7867).  Callers do not have to leave their name nor testify in court to receive the reward.  Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at

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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Last updated: 5/8/2013 3:16:40 PM

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