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NOPD Arrests Suspect in Hit-and-Run Fatality Incident

by Aaron E. Looney

May 15, 2023

Categories: On Duty

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

NOPD Arrests Suspect in Hit-and-Run Fatality Incident

On May 14, 2023, the NOPD’s Traffic Fatality Unit arrested Troy Alvis Jr. (black male, DOB: 09-27-1993) in the investigation of a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred on May 14, 2023, at the intersection of Canal and North Rampart streets.

At about 5:33 a.m. on May 14, NOPD First District officers responded to a call of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival, they discovered an unresponsive adult male at the scene. The victim was declared deceased at the scene. Further investigation revealed that the victim was apparently struck by a passing white Chevrolet Camaro that did not remain on the scene. Hours later, the Camaro was found abandoned in Jefferson Parish.

Through further investigation, detectives developed and positively identified Alvis as the perpetrator in this incident. Alvis was located and arrested for hit-and-run driving causing death or serious injury, obstruction of justice and for reckless operation of a vehicle.  

Hit-and-run driving is a crime. Per Louisiana RS 14:100, the offense of hit-and-run driving is “the intentional failure of the driver of a vehicle involved in or causing any accident to stop such vehicle at the scene of the accident, to give his identity and to render reasonable aid.” Depending on the severity of the incident, those found to be guilty can be fined or even imprisoned

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is urged to contact NOPD Traffic Fatality Investigator Richard Chambers at 504-658-6201.


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