November 17, 2010
The New Orleans Police Department – Public Information Office
Cold Case Homicide Detectives Identify Suspects In Last Year’s Murder
New Orleans/>, LA/> - Members of the New Orleans Police Department’s Homicide Division have secured Second Degree Murder arrest warrants for 25-year-old Hyran/> Brooks/> and his brother 22-year-old Jamal/> Brooks/>/>. The incident occurred March 12, 2009, at approximately 1:00 P.M., in the 4100 block ofHollygrove Street/>.
According to investigators, Third District officers responded to a call of a “male shot” and, upon their arrival, found the victim lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds to the body. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he died.
Detectives ascertained the victim was accosted by three unknown African-American males all armed with handguns. The victim attempted to flee at which time the suspects began firing, mortally wounded the victim.
As a result of the on-going investigation, Cold Case Homicide Detective Harold Wischan developed information from concerned citizens and identified the Brooks brothers responsible for the murder and secured arrest warrants. A third suspect, who was described as an African-American male known only by the street name “Sticker” has not been identified.
Citizens with information that can help identify the third suspect, “STICKER” or has information about this crime is 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 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.cityofno.com/portals/portal50/portal.aspx
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