January 26, 2012
The New Orleans Police Department – Public Information Office
7th Ward Shooting Leaves Two Men Dead
A 26-year-old man and an unidentified man were killed tonight after a shooting in the 7th ward.
The men were found inside of a 4 door white Nissan truck shortly after 230 am in the 2600 block ofD’Abadie Street after a concerned citizen called about seeing the truck parked with bullet holes in it.
The names of the victims have not been released pending notification of their families.
Both men were shot several times and died on the scene.
The 26-year-old had 7 Felonies, 66 Misdemeanors and 7 Traffic arrests. He was on probation until 2014 for Crack Possession and was wanted for a Traffic Attachment. He was previously arrested for Illegal Firearm During a Crime, Crack Distribution, Numerous Possession of Marijuana, Armed Robbery, Numerous Warrants, Unauthorized Use of A Moveable, Possession of a Stolen Things, Theft, Numerous Traffic and Trespassing.
Homicide Detective Ryan Vaught is in charge of the investigation.
Additional information when available will be provided via Press Release.
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) or Text your crime tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637), Text TELLCS then your crime information. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible. You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to CRIMESTOPPERS at www.crimestoppersgno.org.
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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.
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Officer Garry Flot
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