Suspect arrested in fatal double shooting of teens; another sought

Suspect arrested in fatal double shooting of teens; another sought

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Posted on May 6, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 6 at 5:17 PM

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NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans police have arrested a 49-year-old man and are searching for the alleged gunman in connection with a double shooting Monday night that took a 14-year-old's life.

The shooting happened at about 7:30 p.m. near the intersection of Brainard and Josephine streets in Central City.

Gregory Johnson, 52, is wanted for first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.

Randy Pittman, 49, has already been booked in the case. He faces three counts of accessory to attempted first-degree murder.

According to the New Orleans Police Department, witnesses said Johnson was seen "fussing" with three juveniles as they walked down the street.

Not long after, police say, a Mercedes Benz rode the wrong way down a one-way street near the teens. Johnson then allegedly went up the vehicle, took out an "object" and then was seen chasing the teens and firing shots at them, police say.

Miquial Jackson, 14, was hit in the head. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Mikey Jackson, 15, was hit in the leg, and he was last listed in stable condition.

“I want to thank our Sixth District Detectives and I applaud members of this community who came to our officers and shared information about this heinous crime,” said NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas. “With the commitment of citizen involvement and the diligent work of our officers, we continue to be successful in taking these dangerous offenders off our streets.”

If you know anything that can help investigators find Johnson, call Crimestoppers at 822-1111.

 

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