NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A non-fatal shooting prompted a SWAT roll in Kenner in search of the teenage suspect Sunday (Feb. 17), according to Kenner Police Department spokesman Lt. Michael Cunningham.
Shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday, the victim drove himself to the hospital after being shot in the arm inside a house in the 800 block of Champagne Drive. The victim told police he was talking with a friend when John Green, 17, “injected himself” in the conversation and then shot the victim without being provoked, according to Cunningham.
The victim and witness told investigators Green was probably still at the house on Champagne Street, which prompted investigators to call a SWAT team to find him.
According to Cunningham, when SWAT officers were unable to make contact with Green, they released tear gas into the home, but still had no response. Officers then went into the home, but still did not find Green.
Last year, Green was suspected in an Orleans Parish homicide and a search warrant was carried out on the same home, according to Cunningham. However, Green was never charged in that case.
Kenner Police have a warrant out for Green’s arrest on one count of aggravated battery in connection with Sunday’s shooting, Cunningham said. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact Kenner police at 504-712-2222 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.
No further information was available Sunday.