NEW ORLEANS New Orleans police have released a composite sketch of a man who robbed a teenager and stole his trombone.
According to police, the man grabbed the 14-year old and demanded his trombone. While he was able to get free of the man's grip, the boy dropped his trombone, and as he ran off he heard at least three gunshots.
The robber picked up the trombone and fled in a black SUV toward Kabel Drive.
Musician Troy'Trombone Shorty'Andrews offered to replace the boy's horn after finding that the boy was a big fan of his. According to the victim's mother, he chose the trombone because he wanted to be likeAndrews.
'It just saddened me a bit and I just called my team at home with my foundation and I simply told them we need to replace this kid's horn,' he said.
The suspect is believed to be a black man, standing 5-foot-8 inches tall and 250 pounds. The man was last seen wearing a white tank top and camouflage shorts.
You can see a composite sketch of the man above.
Anyone with information is urged to call Fourth District Detective Duzmal at 504-658-6045 or CrimeStoppers at 504-822-1111.