Suspect named in Eads Street shooting

A car similar to the one identified in the shooting. NOTE: This is NOT the car.
A car similar to the one identified in the shooting. NOTE: This is NOT the car.

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - CORRECTION: At 1:19 p.m. Monday, July 21, New Orleans police said the suspect information they provided for this article may be incorrect. The NOPD issued a retraction of the suspect bulletin after being notified of a possible error by | The Times-Picayune, who was contacted by a relative of the person shown in a surveillance photo. That photo has been removed from this article.

Police are requesting the public's help in identifying a suspect and vehicle involved in a shooting that occurred Wednesday evening.

Police say a man that may go by the name "Kool," shot the victim's car several times with an assault rifle while leaning out the back window of a silver Honda Civic with tinted windows in the 2600 block of Eads Street.

"Kool" is described as a black man, about 6'0" tall, weighing about 240 lbs.

The victim stated that he and "Kool" had an argument several months ago. On July 16, the day of the shoot, the victim and a woman were walking through the Desire Housing Development when they noticed "Kool" and several other unknown black males inside the Silver Honda Civic driving towards them. At that point, police say the victims quickly exited the Housing Development attempting to avoid conflict, but the suspects followed the victims.

Once they reached the 2600 block of Eads, "Kool" leaned out the rear passenger window with an assault rifle and opened fire on the victim's vehicle. The suspects then fled the scene.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 504-822-1111.

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