February 20, 2011
The New Orleans Police Department – Public Information Office
Members of the New Orleans Police Department’s Homicide Division are investigating the apparent shooting death of a 27-year-old local male and the shooting of a 25-year-old local male. The names of the victims are being withheld pending notification of family members. The offense occurred at approximately 11:10 P.M., in the parking lot of an apartment complex at Bundy and Dwyer Roads.
According to investigators, Seventh District officers responded to a call of “shots fired”. When the officers arrived, they observed a 27-year-old male lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds to the body in front of a vehicle that had numerous gunshot holes and a 25-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the leg. Emergency Medical Paramedics pronounced the 27-year-old dead on the scene and transported the 25-year-old male to the hospital where he was listed in stable condition.
The 27-year-old was previously arrested for Possession of Marijuana, Warrants and Traffic.
The 25-year-old was previously arrested for Domestic Battery.
Currently, investigators are in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) involved in this incident, as well as a motive. Homicide Detective Richard Chambers is in charge of the investigation. 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 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 www.facebook.com/pages/New-Orleans-LA/New-Orleans-Police-Department-Official/133853236665761
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.
Officer Garry Flot
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