April 20, 2012
New Orleans Police Department – Public Information Office
New Orleans Police Investigating Fatal Shooting in Hollygrove
A 19-year old man was killed after a shooting this evening in Hollygrove.
The shooting happened shortly before 7:00 pm in the 2900 block of Eagle Street. The man was lying on the steps of an abandoned residence. He sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead on the scene.
Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the gunman. Police say, video in the area captured a Silver Chevrolet HHR fleeing from the scene.
A video of the perpetrator’s vehicle will be sent to local media.
Homicide Detective Timothy Bender is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 658-5300.
Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 for the 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. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org
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.
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 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 athttp//www.facebook.com/pages/New-Orleans-LA/New-Orleans-Police-Department-Official/133853236665761.
Officer Frank B. Robertson, III
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