NOPD IDENTIFIES ONE OF TWO SUSPECTS WANTED FOR A SHOOTING AND ARMED ROBBERY ON NEW ORLEANS STREET

NOPD IDENTIFIES ONE OF TWO SUSPECTS WANTED FOR A SHOOTING AND ARMED ROBBERY ON NEW ORLEANS STREET

NEW ORLEANS, LA—NOPD Fifth District Detectives have issued an arrest warrant for 40-year-old Melvin Galle Jr. for Attempted Murder and Armed Robbery on January 27, 2015. Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating and identifying the second suspect. The incident took place in the 2200 block of New Orleans Street.

At approximately 5:40 a.m., Fifth District officers received a call of a shooting. When officers arrived, they found the 30-year-old male victim lying in the driveway of a residence with multiple gunshot wounds to the body.

The victim told police he met an unknown subject who brought him to the area after telling the victim that he knew of a place where they could get a drink. The victim told police that he went to an ATM and withdrew $200. When they reached the location on New Orleans Street, the victim told police he encountered an unknown male who asked him for money. When the victim refused, he told police that the suspect shot him and took his money. The suspects then fled on foot.

Through the course of the investigation detectives identified Melvin Galle Jr. as one of the suspects and have obtained and arrest warrant for Attempted Murder and Armed Robbery.

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Wanted Suspect: Melvin Galle Jr.

Below is a composite sketch of the other suspect and detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating and identifying the suspect.

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Wanted Subject: Black Male, late 30s or early 40s and armed with a firearm.

Citizens with information about this crime or who can locate the suspects 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.

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