Police release sketch of suspect in carjacking shooting

Police release sketch of suspect in carjacking shooting

Police release sketch of suspect in carjacking shooting

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by WWLTV.com

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Posted on January 25, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 25 at 11:21 PM

NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans police have released a composite sketch of a suspect wanted in a carjacking that left a 44-year-old Good Samaritan who tried to stop the crime dead.

Harry Ainsworth, 44, was shot in the 500 block of Vallette Street around 7 a.m. after he jumped onto the hood of a vehicle that was involved in a carjacking. Police say the suspect shot Ainsworth, abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot in an unknown direction.

Ainsworth died on the scene with his 9- and 10-year-old boys next to him.

"They ran down and sat with him until somebody showed up," said Bill Ainsworth, the victim's brother. "They were there with him when he passed."

The suspect is described as a black man in his 20s, around 5'6" to 5'8" in height and 140 to 150 pounds.

If you know the whereabouts of this suspect, call Crimestoppers at 822-1111.

 

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