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NOPD Arrests Suspect in Hit-and-Run Fatality in Seventh District

by Aaron E. Looney

May 25, 2022

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Good Police Work, Seventh District, Traffic Fatality/Hit and Run

NOPD Arrests Suspect in Hit-and-Run Fatality in Seventh District

The NOPD has arrested Shawn Honora (not pictured, black male, DOB: 06-08-2001) in the investigation of a hit-and-run traffic fatality that occurred during the early hours today (May 25, 2022) at the intersection of Chef Menteur Highway and Read Boulevard.

At about 2:47 a.m., NOPD Seventh District officers were dispatched to a traffic crash at the location. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive male victim who was declared on scene to be deceased.

Upon further investigation, it was determined that a black 2021 Dodge Charger was traveling at a high rate of speed, disregarded the yellow light at the intersection and struck the victim – who was operating a motorcycle. The driver of the Charger then fled the scene on foot and returned approximately 30-45 minutes later.

The suspect, later identified as Honora, was arrested for principle to negligent homicide and for hit-and-run driving.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Traffic Fatality Investigator Danny Ellis at 504-658-6205.