NOPD: Suspect wanted in connection with 9th ward shooting battle

NOPD: Suspect wanted in connection with 9th ward shooting battle

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The New Orleans Police Department is searching for a suspect in connection with a gun battle in the 9th Ward.

The NOPD Fifth District is looking to locate Jeremy Sellers for a principle to an aggravated assault with a firearm charge.

The incident happened on July 17.

According to NOPD, around  5:15 p.m., Sellers transported an unknown subject to the 2400 block of Roffignac Street.

The unknown subject then exited the vehicle and began to fire a semi-automatic weapon at multiple victims. The victims then returned fire and the unknown subject retreated back into the vehicle he arrived in with Sellers, according to the report.

The victims then entered a white vehicle and pursued the wanted subject's vehicle.

Once the white vehicle caught up to the wanted subject's vehicle, a gun battle ensued between the occupants of both vehicles, according to NOPD.

At that time, one of the occupants in the white vehicle sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the body.

If you have any information regarding the location of Jeremy Sellers, please contact Fifth District detective Chad Cockerham or any Fifth District detective at 504-658-6050 or anonymously call CrimeStoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll free at 1-877-903-7867.