The NOPD is seeking assistance in locating a vehicle of interest in connection with a homicide that occurred on January 17, 2017 in the 1600 block of Mandeville Street.
At about 2:25 p.m., Fifth District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting in the area. Upon arrival, officers discovered two male victims occupying a vehicle reported stolen when detectives believe they engaged in a shootout with another vehicle, occupied by unknown subjects. The two victims in the stolen vehicle each suffered gunshot wounds in the incident. As a result of his injuries, the driver of the stolen vehicle is believed to have lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a parked vehicle in the 1700 block of Mandeville Street, which struck and injured female standing nearby. Victims were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
One of the victims in this incident has died today (Jan. 24) as a result of his injuries. Because of this, the incident is now being investigated as a homicide.
The vehicle of interest is described as a white Chevrolet Camaro with dark tinted windows. The vehicle also featured artwork on its hood with the letters “R.I.P.”
Anyone with information on this vehicle or this incident is asked to contact Homicide Detective Nicholas Williams at 504-658-5300.
Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.