NOPD seeks suspect in ambush shooting that injured dog

NOPD seeks suspect in ambush shooting that injured dog

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - NOPD has obtained an arrest warrant for a man wanted in connection with an attempted murder and animal cruelty investigation.

Nashawhan Thompson, 21, faces attempted second-degree murder, aggravated cruelty to animals and aggravated criminal damage to property.

The incident occurred Dec. 23 in the 9100 block of Dixon Street. Police said at around 8:30 a.m., a 21-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man walked out of their home and saw a blue Ford Focus or Fusion approach the intersection of Dixon and Hamilton streets. The victims told police the car stopped and three black males jumped out and opened fire at them. As the victims were running back to their home, the suspects followed and continued shooting. As the victims ran into the house, one of the suspects fired shots into the home, striking a dog that was locked in a kennel.

The victims were not injured in the shooting. The dog was shot twice and survived.

Thompson's two accomplices, 21-year-old Desmond Horton and 18-year-old Jaylon Johnson, were arrested on Dec. 27, 2014 for their involvement in the shooting. Police said both suspects were positively identified by the victims.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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