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NOPD Identifies Suspect Wanted in Second District Armed Robberies, Shooting

by Aaron E. Looney

February 8, 2021

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Armed Robbery, Assault/Battery, Second District

NOPD Identifies Suspect Wanted in Second District Armed Robberies, Shooting

The NOPD has obtained an arrest warrant for Philip Barbarin (pictured, males, DOB: 09-25-1996) in the investigation of multiple criminal incidents in the Second District, including a shooting and multiple armed robbery incidents that occurred between February 6-7, 2021.


On February 6 at approximately 8:55 A.M., two unknown black males reportedly approached the victim near the intersection of Lowerline and Willow streets. One of the subjects was armed with a handgun and demanded the victim’s property. The victim complied and the unknown subjects fled.

Moments later, at the intersection of Lowerline and Oak streets, two unknown black males matching the same description of the previous incident reportedly approached a second victim and demanded his property at gunpoint. The victim handed over his wallet and cell phone. The victim then fled from the unknown subjects. The unknown subject then allegedly fired a shot at the victim, missing the victim, who fled uninjured.

On February 7 at approximately 9:40 p.m., a series of armed robberies and a shooting occurred in the 1700-1900 blocks of Broadway Street, where the perpetrator demanded property from the victims armed with a firearm and then fled the location. 

Through investigation, NOPD Second District detectives developed and positively identified Barbarin as the gunman in the armed robberies and shooting incidents.

Barbarin is wanted on the following charges:

  • Six counts of armed robbery with a firearm
  • One count of aggravated assault with a firearm
  • One count of aggravated second-degree battery
  • One count of access device fraud

Anyone with additional information on these incidents or on Philip Barbarin’s whereabouts is asked to contact NOPD Second District detectives at 504-658-6020 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.