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New Orleans Police Investigate Fatal Shooting in New Orleans East

May 23, 2014

UPDATE: 27-year-old Jermal Holmes has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 25-year-old woman. With the assistance of JPSO, Holmes was arrested at West Jefferson Hospital. 

No further information is available at this time.  


New Orleans Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old woman.  The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family members.  The incident occurred in the Chateau d’Orleans apartment complex, located in the 14700 block of Chef Menteur Highway.

Shortly after 9:30 A.M., officers received a call of a shooting where the female was located inside an apartment suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.  She was pronounced dead on the scene.

The incident is believed to be domestic. 

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

Citizens with information that can help solve this crime 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

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. 


Officer Hilal Williams

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Last updated: 12/15/2014 2:18:40 PM

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