Suspect sought in Mid-City shooting

Suspect sought in Mid-City shooting

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The NOPD has obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect in a Tuesday night shooting in Mid-City.

Diamante Hunter, 21, is wanted in connection with the shooting of a 24-year-old man at about 9 p.m.  in the 500 block of South Cortez Street.

The victim told police he was sitting on the front porch of his girlfriend's home when Hunter drove up in a black Honda sedan and started firing, striking the victim in the leg.

During the course of the investigation, detectives were able to develop Hunter as suspect through cooperating witness statements.

Police said Hunter is also wanted for an aggravated assault that occurred July 19 in the 600 block of South Pierce Street.  Hunter is accused of pointing a pistol at a man during an argument over a parking spot.

The First District Investigative Unit is in charge of the on-going investigations.

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

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