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NOPD Arrests Suspect in Parking Garage Robbery, Shoot-out

by Dawne Massey

December 1, 2016

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Armed Robbery, Eighth District

NOPD Arrests Suspect in Parking Garage Robbery, Shoot-out

NOPD has arrested Xavier Finley (DOB: 7-1-1998) for an armed robbery and shootout that took place on Bienville Street last month.


The victim reported that on November 11, 2016, he was robbed at gunpoint by two unknown males in a parking garage in the 800 block of Bienville. During the course of the robbery the two perpetrators ordered the victim to get into his vehicle and drive them to an ATM. The victim was able to retrieve his weapon and engage the suspects, who returned fire at him before fleeing the area. The victim was not injured and a video surveillance camera captured the incident.


During the investigation Finley was identified as the suspect who shot at the victim and took his property. A photo of Finley is included below.


On November 19, 2016 Louisiana State Police (LSP) conducted a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle that led to several drug and stolen property arrests. Through this arrest, LSP and the NOPD’s First and Eighth District Investigative Units were able to identify Finley as one of the armed robbery perpetrators in the incident on November 11.


NOPD detectives then relocated to Orleans Parish Prison where Finley is currently being held on unrelated charges and re-booked him for the armed robbery.


If you have any additional information about this incident please contact Detective Doug Butler or any Eighth District detective at 504-658-6080. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. 


Armed Robbery

In Louisiana, an armed robbery conviction requires the offender to be imprisoned at hard labor for 10 – 99 years, without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence. When a firearm is used in the commission of the crime, the offender will be imprisoned for an additional 5 years that will be served consecutively to the original sentence.