|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|NOPD ARRESTS SUSPECT IN SHOOTING ON DECATUR STREET|
|NEW ORLEANS—Tonight, the New Orleans Police Department arrested 27-year-old Jeremiah Knox for his involvement in a shooting incident that injured a 41-year-old female from New Orleans on Sunday, July 12, 2015. The incident happened in the 600 block of Decatur Street.
Around 5:00 a.m., Eighth District officers responded to call of a shooting at the corner of Royal and Bienville Streets. Upon arrival, police found the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the body.
According to the victim, she had just left an area restaurant and was driving on Decatur Street toward Canal Street when a subject in a yellow taxi cab pulled on the right side of the victim’s vehicle and signaled for her to roll her window down. After she rolled down her window, the victim told detectives the driver stated, "Who are you? Seems like I need to knock your head off". The victim said the driver then pointed a silver handgun and fired several shots at her vehicle. The victim told police that the driver then sped off and she followed him until she spotted a Louisiana State Police trooper and reported the incident.
EMS transported the victim to the hospital where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
During the course of the investigation, detectives learned that the cab driver believed to be involved in the incident was driving a Yellow Cab Companies vehicle. Based on the evidence gathered, detectives were able to identify Knox as the driver. Knox confessed to the offense during questioning by police.
Based on the facts of the case, detectives charged Knox with Aggravated Battery, Illegal discharge of a Firearm and Aggravated Criminal Damage and transported him to Central Lock-up and booked accordingly.
A photo of Knox is below.
Eighth District Detectives are in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at 658-6080.
Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading only to the arrest, except on homicides, where Crimestoppers will pay half of the reward upon the arrest and half on the indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward but you must contact Crimestoppers directly with your information. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org.