The NOPD Force Investigation Team (FIT) is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the perpetrator(s) responsible for the shooting of a New Orleans Police Department commander.
The incident occurred on October 25, 2015, shortly before 8 p.m. Commander Derek Frick was driving an unmarked, dark blue, 2015 Ford Explorer SUV with a public plate, southbound in the 3500 block of Alvar Street.
The suspect(s), who were driving in the same direction, opened fire on Frick’s unmarked police vehicle with a semi-automatic weapon. The suspect(s) were believed to be driving a tan SUV, possibly a GMC. The vehicle turned west onto Sydney Duplessis into the old Desire Housing Development and fled the scene.
Commander Frick, a 25 year veteran of the department, returned to work at the NOPD in mid-2016.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the NOPD’s Public Integrity Bureau at 504-658-6800. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. The Crimestoppers reward offered for information leading to an arrest in this case is $10,000.