Crime Stoppers tip leads Houma police to man wanted for attempted murder

Crime Stoppers tip leads Houma police to man wanted for attempted murder

HOUMA, LA (WVUE) - Houma police say they've arrested a man wanted for attempted second-degree murder, thanks in part to information they received through Crime Stoppers.

According to the Houma Police Department, police officers, along with the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office, arrested 30-year-old Brandon Mitchell on Wednesday, at a residence in the 4900 block of Grand Calliou Rd. in Houma.

Police say the officers then transported Mitchell to the jail to be booked.

According to Houma police, the arrest warrant stemmed from a shooting that took place back on September 11, 2015, at around midnight.

Houma Police Chief Dana Tymone Coleman says a 36-year-old man was walking through a pathway between St. Joseph and Truman streets, when he was confronted by Mitchell.

An investigation later revealed that Mitchell pulled a weapon on the victim and shot him several times in the chest, according to police.

After the shooting, police say Mitchell ran off towards the adjacent neighborhood.

According to Houma police, several witnesses identified Mitchell as the suspect.

The victim received treatment for his injuries at a medical facility, and was later released.

The Houma Police Department encourages those with knowledge of current crimes or crimes that have been committed in the past to utilize Crime Stoppers. This is a valuable tool that assists law enforcement agencies in solving issues that plague our communities. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Bayou Region at 1-800-743-7433 or by texting "GIVEATIP" plus your message to 274637. Tips can also be submitted using the TipSubmit Mobile application or online at Tipsters will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash if the information given leads to an arrest.

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