NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The NOPD has connected three violent crimes reported Aug. 4 that left two men dead and another injured.
Just after 2 a.m. on Thursday, NOPD officers responded to a report of a shooting at the intersection of Lakeshore and Pratt drives. When officers arrived, they found a 38-year-old male lying face down in the front passenger seat of a silver Hyundai. He had been shot multiple times. The victim told officers he had been shot near the 7100 block of West Laverne and had fled to the intersection of Lakeshore and Pratt. EMS brought the victim to the hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Shortly after, officers were called to University Hospital where a man, later identified as 34-year-old Joseph Randolph had been dropped off. Randolph had sustained a gunshot wound and later died at the hospital.
Then, just after 7 a.m., officers responded to a call of a man, later identified as 21-year-old Felix Barron, who was found lying on the road near the 13000 block of South I-10 Service Road. Barron was pronounced dead the scene from an apparent gunshot wound.
Through the course of the investigation, homicide detectives and officers the Seventh District learned that Felix Barron traveled to the home with the 38-year-old male victim. Based on the information received through the investigation a second-degree murder warrant was issued for 46-year-old Sedrick Gilbert and 38-year-old Keisha Edwards for the murder of Felix Barron and the non-fatal shooting of the male victim. Additionally, it was learned that Joseph Randolph was also present at the residence at the time of the shooting. Investigators are continuing to investigate his death of Joseph Randolph.
Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to contact the NOPD Homicide Division at (504) 658-5300.
Citizens with information that can help solve a 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.