Sunday, June 12, 2011

NOPD Homicide Section Investigating Shooting Death on South Carrollton Avenue-Public Information Office

New Orleans Police Department-Public Information Office
NOPD Homicide Section Investigating Shooting Death on South Carrollton Avenue
New Orleans-The New Orleans Police Department’s Homicide Section is investigating the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old local male.  The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family members.  The shooting occurred shortly after 9:30 P.M., at the intersection of South Carrollton Avenue and Walmsley Street.
Detectives reported that Second District officers received a call of a shooting and upon their arrival; the officers located the victim inside of his vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds to his body.  Emergency medical technicians transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The preliminary investigation indicates that the victim was the intended target.  Prior to the shooting, the victim and his passenger were traveling on South Carrollton Avenue approaching Walmsley Street when the passenger shot the victim.  The suspect got out of the vehicle and fled on foot.  At this time, Homicide detectives are in the process of developing information to identify the suspect in this fatal shooting.
Homicide Detective Chris Harris is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 658-5300.
The victim has prior arrests for illegal possession of crack cocaine (2008), burglary (2008), fugitive attachment (2008), illegal possession of narcotics (2007), traffic violations (2006).
Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111, toll-free 1-877-903-STOP(7867). You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for 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.
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, which currently employs approximately 1,735 dedicated men and women, is committed to transparency, accountability, collaboration and integrity.  To learn more about the NOPD and our services, visit http://www.nola.gov/GOVERNMENT/NOPD and visit us on Facebook at
 
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