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NOPD Identifies Suspect Wanted in Attempted Murder Investigation

by Aaron E. Looney

March 22, 2022

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Assault/Battery, First District

NOPD Identifies Suspect Wanted in Attempted Murder Investigation

The NOPD has obtained an arrest warrant for Javen N. Cole (pictured, black male, DOB: 08-02-1998) in the investigation of an attempted murder that occurred on March 18, 2022, in the 1900 block of Canal Street.

Through investigation, NOPD First District detectives determined that at approximately 5:24 p.m., a male subject positively identified as Cole allegedly attacked a worker at a tow yard during an argument. The worker attempted to de-escalate the situation by returning onto the property and closing the gate. However, Cole allegedly opened the gate, forced his way into the tow yard and grabbed the victim at gunpoint. A struggle ensued and Cole reportedly shot the victim in the neck and fled the location.

Cole is wanted on one charge of attempted second-degree murder.

Anyone with additional information on this incident or on Javen N. Cole’s whereabouts is asked to contact NOPD First District detectives at 504-658-6010 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.