NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The NOPD is asking for the public's help in locating a suspect wanted for several offenses, including aggravated assault on a police officer.
The incident took place Wednesday in the 8600 block of Dinkins Street in eastern New Orleans. The suspect, 18-year-old Keith Daniels, faces aggravated assault on a police officer, illegal use and carrying of a weapon and resisting a police officer.
At approximately 8:15 p.m., Seventh District officers responded to a call of shots fired at the intersection of Benson Court and Curran Road called in by an off-duty State Police trooper. While the officers were en route, they received a description of the suspect and were told that he walked to the 8600 Block of Dinkins Street.
When officers arrived, the subject fled into a backyard. During the chase, police said Daniels fired at them and ran.
NOPD officers, Levee Board officers and State Police troopers set up a perimeter. After hours of searching, police determined that Daniels had managed to escape.
Seventh District detectives are in charge of the investigation and can be contacted 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.