Sunday, June 12, 2011

NOPD Homicide Section Investigating Fatal Shooting on Burgundy Street

New Orleans Police Department-Public Information Office
NOPD Homicide Section Investigating Fatal Shooting on Burgundy Street
New Orleans-This evening, the New Orleans Police Department’s Homicide Section is investigating the fatal shooting of a 20-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., in the 5100 block of Burgundy Street.
Detectives reported that Fifth District officers received a call of a shooting and upon their arrival, the officers located the victim lying inside of his residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his body.  Emergency medical technicians arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim dead.
Homicide Detective Anthony Pardo is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 658-5300.
The victim is currently wanted for a municipal attachment and has prior arrests for criminal trespassing (2011), court capias (2011), court capias (2010), court capias (2009), drunk in public (2009), illegal possession of marijuana (2009), illegal possession of a firearm (2009), convicted felon in possession of a firearm (2009), resisting arrest (2008), battery on a police officer (2008), illegal possession of narcotic drugs (2008), armed robbery (2007).
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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