WANTED: Man accused of shooting Good Samaritan who helped woman during fight

Published: Jun. 30, 2021 at 9:32 AM CDT
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KENNER, La. (WVUE) - Kenner Police are searching for a man accused of shooting a Good Samaritan who tried to break up a fight.

Kenner Police are searching for 45-year-old Ray Hollins. Investigators believe Hollins is armed and dangerous.

A police spokesman says Hollins shot a man in the leg and torso Tuesday around 10:30 a.m. at a business in the 2500 block of Rev. Richard Wilson Drive in Kenner.

Officers arrived on the scene but discovered the victim had left in an attempt to drive himself to the hospital. The victim was later discovered at the intersection of Jefferson Highway and Clearview Parkway where he called 911.

Detectives recovered surveillance video from the business and were able to determine that Hollins stopped to pump gas at a convenience store. He then engaged in an argument with a woman who was standing in front of the business. Police say the argument escalated and became physical.

The shooting victim, observing what was happening, got out of his vehicle and attempted to intervene in an effort to assist the woman.

Hollins then told the Good Samaritan, “I got something for you,” and walked back to his vehicle where he retrieved a gun and shot the victim.

“It could have turned the other way had the Good Samaritan not intervened,” says Kenner Police Lieutenant Michael Cunningham. “Who’s to say Ray Hollins wasn’t going to shoot the victim?”

Surveillance video shows two men helping the Good Samaritan get to his car moments after he was shot.

Kenner Police say the shooting victim did not know either the woman or Hollins.

“He probably saved the life of that female,” Cunningham said.

Hollins has an extensive criminal history for crimes including narcotics and weapons violations.

“It was a very callous act,” Cunningham said. “I mean it was at 10:30 in the morning. It’s a fairly busy intersection right there.”

Hollins is currently wanted for attempted second-degree murder and illegal possession of firearms charges.

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