Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 12-year-old Wardell Young, wanted in connection with the Attempted Murder of a 17-year-old male. The incident occurred on May 22, 2014, shortly before 7:30 P.M., in the 3200 block of General Taylor Street.
According to witnesses, Young was involved in a verbal altercation with the victim when Young brandished a weapon and began firing. The victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the body and was listed in stable condition.
On May 6, 2014, Young's mother had reported him to police as being a runaway.
Young is considered to be armed and dangerous.
A picture of Wardell Young is below.
The Second District Investigative Unit is in charge of the investigation.
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 $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.
Officer Hilal Williams