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Man wanted for firing gun at women, home in Gentilly

Rickey Jarrett, 21 (Source: NOPD) Rickey Jarrett, 21 (Source: NOPD)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

New Orleans police are searching for a man wanted for firing a gun at woman and her sister while they were in her Gentilly home. The incident occurred Friday just before midnight in the 2700 block of Verbena Street. 

Police say that the victim, identified as a transgender female, was sitting in a car with a man, identified as 21-year-old Rickey Jarrett. She told police that Jarrett suggested numerous times that they drive to the West Bank. After repeatedly telling Jarrett that she did not want to go there, they drove about a block on Verbena Street, before pulling over. After pulling the car over, Jarrett pulled out a pistol, loaded a magazine into it and began threatening her. 

The woman then got out of the car and began walking home. Shortly afterwards, another car approached Jarrett's from behind. Jarrett reportedly drove away. The woman started receiving calls from Jarrett asking if she knew the person in the other car. She admitted that it was a neighbor in the other car. 

According to police, the woman said that Jarrett began getting upset and told her over the phone that he was going to kill her and other people in the house, making reference to the woman's sister. The woman said that during the phone conversation, which lasted around 20 minutes, she looked out a front window and noticed Jarrett's car sitting in front of her home. 

The woman said about 10 minutes after blocking Jarrett's number on her phone, she heard around 14 gunshots coming into her home. Both she and her sister took cover and were not hit nor injured. 

Police say that Jarrett is considered armed and dangerous and once he is apprehended, he will be charged with two counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of aggravated criminal damage to property. 

If you have any information that could help police with this case, you are asked to call the NOPD Third District Detective Unit at 504-658-6030 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.  

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