|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|NOPD QUICKLY NAMES SUSPECT IN FRENCH QUARTER SHOOTING
NEW ORLEANS— Today, the NOPD has secured an arrest warrant for 17-year-old Jerry Harris who is wanted in connection with the non-fatal shooting of two 23-year-old men. The shooting occurred in the 400 block of Dauphine Street.
Just after 4:30 p.m., the victims were inside of a tan Nissan Altima stopped for traffic. Moments later, Harris walked up to the vehicle, produced a pistol and opened fire striking both victims. Afterwards, Harris fled the scene on foot. An officer was in the area when he heard the gunfire. The officer immediately maintained a visual observation on the Nissan until it subsequently came to a stop near the intersection of Bienville and Basin Streets. The officer immediately summoned for EMS once he realized the victims were injured. EMS arrived and transported both men to the hospital, one with a gunshot wound to the arm and the other with a gunshot wound to the neck. Both victims are expected to make a full recovery.
During the course of the investigation, detectives were able to develop Harris as a suspect through witness participation.
Once apprehended, Harris will be booked with two counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder.
This investigation is on-going.
The Eighth District Investigative Unit is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 504-658-6080.
A photograph of Harris will be forwarded to media outlets.
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.
Officer Frank B. Robertson, III