Report: Woman says robber put gun to her head and pulled the trigger, but it didn't fire

Report: Woman says robber put gun to her head and pulled the trigger, but it didn't fire
Joquian Foster. Source: NOPD via

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The New Orleans Police said that a woman who was robbed at gunpoint last month while waiting at a bus stop claimed the gunman pointed a firearm at her head and pulled the trigger but it didn't fire.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Joquian Foster, 19, in connection to the case.

According to our partners | The Times-Picayune, the robbery happened around 10:40 a.m. April 23 at the bus stop near the corner of Lake Forest and Mayo boulevards in New Orleans East's West Lake Forest neighborhood.

Foster, 19, was booked Tuesday on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder, armed robbery with a firearm, armed robbery and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection to the bus-stop hold-up, according to the report.

Foster was on the investigator's radar after he was arrested May 1 on a gun charge in connection with an investigation into a different armed robbery in another part of the city, the warrant states.

In the Bywater armed robbery, a woman was forced to take off her clothes and was hit twice over the head with a gun, the report said.

Foster has not been charged with being the perpetrator of the Bywater hold-up, according to the report. Another man, Devonte Fields, 22, faces armed robbery and other charges in connection to the Bywater armed robbery.

The woman robbed at the bus stop told police that her attacker got out of a black four-door vehicle before robbing her and later got into the passenger seat of the same car when he fled.

The investigator said in the report that the earlier armed robbery in the Bywater, as well as others across the city, also involved a four-door black vehicle.

The woman robbed at the bus stop was shown a photographic line-up that included Foster, according to the report.

She positively identified Foster as the man who robbed her, according to the investigator.

Because of her positive identification of Foster and because Foster's address was listed in the 6800 block of Mayo Boulevard, which is about a block from the location of the robbery, Moton requested the arrest warrant.

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