May 18, 2011
New Orleans Police Department – Public Information Office
NOPD Homicide Division Investigating Murder in
New Orleans, LA – The New Orleans Police Department is investigating the death of a 31-year-old Algiers male.
Tonight, shortly before 8:00 P.M., Fourth District officers were called to the scene of a “male shot” in the 4300 block ofWoodland Drive. Upon officer’s arrival, the victim was found lying in a parking lot suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the body. Emergency medical technicians were summoned to the scene where the victim was pronounced dead.
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 Gregory Hamilton is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 658-5300.
The victim is currently wanted for a traffic attachment and was on probation for possession of cocaine from 2005 to 2010. The victim has prior arrests for carrying metal container (2000), possession of crack (2004, 2003, 2000), possession of marijuana (2009, 2004, 2003), warrants (2007, 2006, 2004), an attachment (2004), distribution of crack (2004), possession of narcotics with the intent to distribute (2004), traffic violations (2004) and domestic violence (2003).
Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or 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 http://webmail.cityofno.com/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Orleans-LA/New-Orleans-Police-Department-Official/133853236665761 .
Officer Hilal Williams
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