|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|TWO BROTHERS SOUGHT IN CONNECTION WITH A SHOOTING IN EASTERN NEW ORLEANS
NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 24-year-old Blake Monroe and 25-year-old Larry Monroe, who are wanted in connection with the non-fatal shooting of a 21-year-old man. The incident occurred on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, on the I-10 West Service Road just before Morrison Road.
Around 3:40 a.m., the victim was travelling in a blue Ford sedan on the Service Road, when the pair drove up and opened fire on the victim’s car. The victim immediately put his vehicle in reverse and fled down nearby Lamb Road. The brothers fled the area in an unknown direction shortly afterwards. The victim sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg. There were four young children inside of the vehicle who were not injured during the shooting.
The brothers were both positively identified as the suspects in this shooting through citizen participation.
The still photographs can be seen below.
Blake Monroe Larry Monroe
Seventh District Detective Micheleen Scott is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 504-658-6070.
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