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NOPD Searching for Suspect in First District Homicide

by Karen A Boudrie

January 20, 2023

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: First District, Homicide

NOPD Searching for Suspect in First District Homicide

The NOPD is asking for the public's assistance in identifying and locating a subject wanted in connection with a homicide by shooting that occurred on January 15, 2023 in the First District.

Just before 7:00 p.m., First District officers responded to a shooting at the intersection of Esplanade Avenue and North Derbigny Street.  Upon arrival they found an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds.  He was transported by EMS to the hospital where he later died of his injuries.

The victim has since been identified by the Orleans Parish Coroner as 42-year-old Leonard Olidge.

Through investigation, the above pictured unknown black male, has been identified as the perpetrator in this incident.  

Anyone with information about the identity of this suspect or other information about this incident is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at (504) 658-5300 or Crimestoppers anonymously at (504) 822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-7867.