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Suspect Arrested For Aggravated Battery

by Barry C Fletcher

June 27, 2024

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Assault/Battery, Eighth District, Good Police Work

Suspect Arrested For Aggravated Battery

With the help of NOPD's Violent Offender Warrant Squad (VOWS) wanted subject Donnell Beard, Black male DOB: 01-04-2000, has been arrested by U.S. Marshals in Dekalb County Georgia on June 25, 2024. 

Beard was wanted for a May 23, 2024 incident where he allegedly opened fire on a group of people in the 800 block of Canal Street, wounding three people with gunfire.

He is charged with three counts of attempted murder and illegal use of a dangerous weapon.

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Beard will be extradited back to New Orleans to face those charges in the next few weeks.

Anyone with additional information that can aid in this investigation is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at (504) 658-6080 or Crimestoppers anonymously at (505) 822-1111.