April 27, 2012
New Orleans Police Department – Public Information Office
New Orleans Police Investigate a Double Shooting in the Desire Neighborhood
Tonight, New Orleans Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old male and the shooting of an 18-year-old male that occurred shortly after 8:30 P.M. near the intersection of Montegut and Pleasure Streets.
The 15-year-old victim was located with a gunshot wound to the head and the 18-year-old victim was located with a gunshot wound to the back. Both victims were transported to the hospital by Emergency Medical Technicians where the 15-year-old was pronounced dead and the 18-year-old was listed in stable condition.
Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) responsible in the incident, as well as a motive.
Homicide Detective Greg Hamilton is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 658-5300.
Citizens with information that can help solve these crimes are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 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 at http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=36519&id=133853236665761&saved#!/pages/New-Orleans-LA/New-Orleans-Police-Department-Official/133853236665761
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