|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|NOPD ARRESTS ONE SUSPECT FOR ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY AND
ATTEMPTED FIRST DEGREE MURDER
|18-year old Taman Martin already arrested earlier this week on multiple counts of armed robbery|
|NEW ORLEANS, LA– NOPD has arrested 18-year-old Taman Martin and booked him with Attempted Armed Robbery and Attempted Second Degree Murder. The incident took place December 20, 2014 at Dannell Park located at Saint Charles Avenue and Octavia Street. Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating and identifying the second suspect involved in the incident.
At approximately 10:00 p.m., three individuals were at the park when they were approached by two unknown black males. One of the suspects demanded money and began searching the pocket of one of the victims. The other suspect made a comment to the victim and shot him in the abdomen. Both suspects then fled on foot.
The victim was transported to the hospital and was listed in critical condition.
Through the course of the investigation, Taman Martin was identified as one of the suspects. Martin was already in Central Lock-Up after NOPD arrested him and three others earlier this week for multiple armed robberies in the Uptown area. Martin will additionally be booked with Attempted Armed Robbery and Attempted First Degree Murder.
The investigation is ongoing and detectives are investigating to establish the identity of the second suspect that shot the victim.
Citizens with information about this incident or crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP(7867) or Text your crime tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637), Text TELLCS then your crime information. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible. You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org.