3 men wanted for attempted murder and dog shooting

3 men wanted for attempted murder and dog shooting

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Police have identified two men connected to a shooting that left two people scrambling for cover and injured a dog.

Desmond Horton, 21, and Jaylon Johnson, 18, were identified by citizens as suspects in the case, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

Investigators said a 21-year-old man and 19-year-old woman were walking out of their house around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday in the 9100 block of Dixon Street. Police said the two noticed a blue Ford Fusion near the intersection of Dixon and Hamilton streets. Three men jumped out and started firing shots, according to the victims.

They ran back to the house as the alleged perpetrators followed them. The victims ran inside as the gunmen continued firing shots into the house. A dog inside a kennel was struck twice. The other victims were not injured. The perpetrators ran away.

During their investigation, detectives identified Horton and Johnson as suspects. A third accomplice remains unknown and at large.

Once caught, Horton and Johnson will be booked with two counts of attempted second-degree murder, one count of aggravated cruelty to animals and aggravated criminal damage to property.

A photograph of Johnson was not available. The investigation is ongoing.

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 to the arrest and indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org.

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