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NOPD Makes Swift Arrest in Aggravated Battery by Shooting on Decatur

by Officer Juan D Barnes Sr

March 24, 2019

Categories: On Duty

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

NOPD Makes Swift Arrest in Aggravated Battery by Shooting on Decatur

The NOPD has apprehended Kwane Brown (DOB: 08/02/1993) in connection with a shooting that took place this morning in the 100 block of Decatur Street.

At approximately 6:45 a.m., March 24, 2019, the 34-year-old victim was seated inside of a vehicle when he was shot multiple times. The victim drove to the 800 block of Iberville Street where he sought help. EMS transported the victim to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

A short time later, in the 100 block of Convention Center Boulevard, NOPD Sergeant Sam Dupre, who was working a French Quarter Task Force detail, identified and apprehended Brown as the perpetrator in this incident. LSP recovered a Glock 9mm with an extended magazine on scene. Brown was charged with attempted 1st degree murder.  

As our detectives were interviewing Kwane Brown, who is believed to be from Georgia,  he confessed to today's shooting. He also confessed to committing very violent crimes yesterday in Georgia and Alabama. Our detectives are now in contact with those agencies and assisting them in furthering their investigations. Once those agencies secure arrest warrants for Brown we will release additional information. 

If you have any information regarding this incident please notify Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.  

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