NOPD UPDATE ON FRENCH QUARTER SHOOTING – warrant rescinded

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
05/30/2015
NOPD UPDATE ON FRENCH QUARTER SHOOTING

NEW ORLEANS—This is an update on the arrest warrant issued Friday for 17-year-old Jerry Harris who was wanted in connection with the non-fatal shooting of two 23-year-old men. The shooting occurred in the 400 block of Dauphine Street on Friday afternoon.

After new details were obtained by NOPD investigators, the warrant has been rescinded.

Initially, Harris was positively identified by an independent witness from a six-pack photo line-up as the shooter. With this information, NOPD investigators secured a warrant for Harris’ arrest on Friday afternoon.

Earlier today, Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff Deputies located Harris after learning he was wearing an ankle monitor. When Eight District detectives attempted to speak to Harris at Central Lock-up, his attorneys refused the interview. Eventually, investigators learned Harris’ ankle monitor confirmed he was not in the area at the time of this incident. Therefore, the warrant for Mr. Harris was rescinded and Harris has been released.

NOPD detectives are currently in the process of reviewing other video footage and re-interviewing witnesses in an effort to identify the suspect responsible for the shooting.

The Eighth District Investigative Unit is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 504-658-6080.

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.

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Officer Frank B. Robertson, III

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