NEW ORLEANS – Police are searching for the suspect in an attempted armed robbery that was stopped by the victim grabbing the gunman's shotgun, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
Around 5:05 a.m. Saturday, the victim was walking in the 1900 block of Burgundy Street when he was approached by the suspect, police said.
The suspect pointed a shotgun at the victim’s face and demanded money, police said.
The victim disarmed the gunman and chased him, according to the NOPD.
Moments later, the victim was approached by two men in a black four-door sedan, possibly a Honda Accord. The driver told the victim, “Give me my gun back and I’ll give you your phone that you dropped,” police said.
The victim then struck the rear windshield with the shotgun, which caused the windshield to break, police said.
The suspects fled on Frenchmen Street to St. Claude and then to an unknown location, police said.
The gunman is described as black, approximately 16-20 years of age, 6’ tall with a thin build. He was wearing a black hat and a black t-shirt.
The incident was captured on a nearby surveillance camera.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or 1-877-903-STOP (toll-free.)