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NOPD Searching for Suspect Wanted for Illegal Firearm

by Karen A Boudrie

December 19, 2022

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Third District

NOPD Searching for Suspect Wanted for Illegal Firearm

The NOPD is asking for the public's assistance in locating a suspect wanted for illegally carrying a concealed firearm in the Third District.

On December 17, 2022, Imani Smith, (pictured, black male DOB:11-15-1996) was captured on surveillance video allegedly carrying and concealing a rifle while in the parking lot of a business in the 4900 block of Chef Menteur Highway.

Officers reportedly approached the suspect, but he then allegedly fled in a black Acura (pictured, no license plate).

A second suspect, an unknown white male, was observed in the passenger seat also reported to have been armed with a handgun.

Anyone with information about Smith, the unknown subject or this vehicle is asked to contact Third District detectives at (504) 658-6030 or Crimestoppers anonymously at (504) 822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-7867.

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.