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NOPD identifies suspect wanted for attempted murder, armed robbery and kidnapping on Saint Mary Street

November 22, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 21-year-old Euric Cain who is wanted for Attempted First Degree Murder, Second Degree Kidnapping and Armed Robbery.  The incident took place November 20, 2015, in the 1000 block of Saint Mary Street.     

Around 4:00 a.m., video surveillance captured the suspect dragging a woman to his nearby parked SUV. Seconds later, 25-year-old Peter Gold drove up and attempted to assist the woman at which point the suspect pointed a gun at him and demanded money. Gold explained to the suspect that he did not have any money. The suspect then became enraged and shot Gold once in the stomach and attempted to shoot him a second time, but the gun jammed. Afterward, the suspect took the woman’s purse and fled the area in a grey or sliver SUV.

EMS transported both victims to the hospital. The woman was treated for minor injuries and subsequently released. Gold remains in the hospital in critical condition.

Early this morning, detectives recovered the SUV in the 2200 block of John Raphael Place. Through the course of the investigation, detectives identified Euric Cain as the suspect and have obtained arrest warrants for Attempted First Degree Murder, Second Degree Kidnapping and Armed Robbery.

A photograph of the suspect, Euric Cain is below:

The Sixth District Investigative Unit is in charge of the investigation the incident and can be contacted at 658-6060. 

Tulane University is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspect. Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. Coupled with Tulane's reward, the full cash reward for information leading to the arrest is now up to $12,500. You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward but you must contact Crimestoppers directly with your information. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at

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Last updated: 11/23/2015 11:10:29 AM

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