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NOPD Arrests Two for Armed Robbery, Shooting on Franklin Avenue

by Dawne Massey

December 7, 2016

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Armed Robbery, Fifth District

NOPD Arrests Two for Armed Robbery, Shooting on Franklin Avenue

The Violent Offenders Warrant Squad (VOWS) has arrested two suspects wanted in connection to an August shooting and attempted robbery.


Today (Dec. 7) VOWS apprehended and arrested Lionel Cowart (DOB: 6/3/95) in the 1900 block of Philip Street and Marlon Cooper (DOB: 12/5/93) in the 6300 block of Marais Street.


The suspects were wanted for an attempted robbery and aggravated battery by shooting in the 1500 block Franklin Avenue that took place on August 17, 2016. 


Anyone with information about this incident should contact Fifth District detectives at 504-658-6050. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. 


Aggravated Battery with a Firearm

In Louisiana, battery committed with a dangerous weapon is a felony punishable by a fine of up to $5,000, up to 10 years in prison, or both. The offender is also subject to special punishment under Louisiana’s firearm sentencing enhanced statute.


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.