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NOPD Quickly Arrests Suspect in Fourth District Armed Robbery

by Aaron E. Looney

December 31, 2021

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Armed Robbery, Fourth District, Good Police Work

NOPD Quickly Arrests Suspect in Fourth District Armed Robbery

On December 31, the NOPD arrested James Johnson (pictured, black male, DOB: 02-21-1992) in the investigation of an armed robbery that occurred that same day in the 3600 block of General DeGaulle Drive.

At about 12:40am, the victim was reportedly at a business in the area and was relocating to their vehicle. As the victim entered his vehicle, an unknown black male armed with a handgun reportedly approached the victim and demanded the victim’s keys. The victim complied and the suspect fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle.

NOPD Fourth District officers canvassed the area and located the victim’s vehicle at a nearby apartment complex. Through investigation, officers determined the location of the perpetrator within the apartment complex. Officers located and arrested the subject, identified as Johnson, who was positively identified as the perpetrator of the armed robbery.

Johnson was arrested and booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center for armed robbery with a firearm, aggravated battery, illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon as well as for a parole violation.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Fourth District detectives at 504-658-6040.