NEW ORLEANS New Orleans Police released a sketch of one of two suspects wanted for striking a person in the head while they rode their bicycle down Esplanade Avenue this past Friday.
NOPD is searching for a 6-foot, 170-pound black 18-year-old. He is described as having an athletic build and a dark complexion and was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with a center pocket as well as grey sweatpants.
Another suspect, whom police haven't released a sketch of, is described as a 5-5 or 5-7 black teenager with a stocky build and a dark complexion. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with grey trimming around the hood and sleeves and also had a center pocket. He was armed, police said, with a grey aluminum bat covered in black paint.
According to police, the victim of the attack was riding north on Esplanade Avenue towards City Park when one of the two teenagers the one shown in the sketch stepped off the neutral ground to impede the bicycle near North Robertson Street.
The other man police are looking for stepped out from behind a parked car and swung the baseball bat at the man on riding the bicycle.
The man with the bat began following the rider as he attempted to escape.