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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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Suspect Wanted For Second Degree Murder

June 26, 2014

Rononeal “Ryan” Hickman, 32, is wanted for Second Degree Murder.  He is wanted for the Murder of 24-year-old Rodney Johnson.  The incident occurred May 21, 2014 at approximately 1:48 P.M., in the 2800 block of Milan Street.

Police received a call of a man shot, and upon their arrival found the man shot lying on the ground in the rear yard of a house.  He was transported to the hospital where he died. 

Through the course of the investigation, Homicide Detective Tanisha Sykes identified Hickman as the suspect and issued an Arrest Warrant for Second Degree Murder that was signed by a Magistrate Judge.

Attached is a photograph of the Wanted Suspect Rononeal “Ryan” Hickman.    


Citizens with information that can help locate Rononeal “Ryan” Hickman are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP(7867) or Text your crime tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637), Text TELLCS then your crime information.  You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible. 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.


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Last updated: 12/15/2014 2:19:03 PM

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