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Persons of Interest Sought in Shooting, Attempted Armed Robbery on Franklin Avenue

by Aaron Looney

November 2, 2016

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Armed Robbery, Assault/Battery, Fifth District

Persons of Interest Sought in Shooting, Attempted Armed Robbery on Franklin Avenue

The NOPD is seeking two individuals as persons of interest in connection with an attempted armed robbery that involved a shooting that occurred on August 17, 2016 at the Quicky’s convenience store at 1535 Franklin Avenue.

At about 8:38 p.m., NOPD Fifth District officers responded to the location on a call of an aggravated battery by shooting. Upon arrival and investigation, officers determined that the victim had been involved in an altercation with an unknown black male. According to the victim, the altercation escalated quickly, with the unidentified male producing a handgun and demanding the victim’s belongings. The victim attempted to grab the gun and, during the struggle, was shot in the leg. The victim then drove himself to an area hospital for treatment.

The suspect was described as a black male wearing a Chicago Bulls basketball hat, white tank top and pants.

During the course of investigation, detectives developed two individuals as persons of interest. One of the individuals was identified as Marlon Cooper (DOB: 12-05-1993), while the second individual has yet to be identified.

According to detectives, both Cooper and the unidentified individual were at the scene prior to and after the incident.

The unidentified person of interest is described as having a distinctive birthmark on the left side of his face.

Neither Cooper nor the unidentified individual is wanted as suspects in this incident. Detectives are looking to speak with both individuals, as they believe the two have information regarding the incident.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Marlon Cooper or the unidentified pictured suspect is asked to contact Fifth District detectives at 504-658-6050. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.