NOPD Seeking Suspect, Person of Interest in Shooting on Canal Street


The NOPD has obtained an arrest warrant for Derrion Robinson (DOB: 12-13-1997), identified as a second suspect in a shooting incident that occurred in the 600 block of Canal Street on September 23, 2018.

Through investigation, detectives have determined that at about 4:37 p.m., Robinson and several other unknown subjects were involved in a verbal and/or physical altercation. During the altercation, Robinson allegedly directed another suspect involved in the altercation to shoot, as the suspect produced a handgun and allegedly fired one shot in the direction of a fleeing subject.

When located, Robinson will be arrested on one count of aggravated battery by shooting.

Robinson is currently being sought along with an unknown black male seen on video allegedly firing a handgun at a fleeing subject in this incident. Additionally, detectives continue to seek a person of interest for questioning in this incident.

The NOPD is seeking to locate a suspect seen on video in commission of a shooting that occurred in the 600 block of Canal Street on September 23, 2018, as well as a person of interest in the investigation.

An unknown black male subject is seen on video firing a handgun, allegedly injuring two bystanders. The subject then fled the scene on foot eastbound toward Exchange Place.

Video of the incident captured from a witness can be viewed here:

(Warning: video contains graphic content. Viewer discretion is advised)

In addition, detectives are seeking to speak with an individual identified as a person of interest in this investigation. Jerry Harris (DOB: 06-06-1998) was reportedly engaged in an altercation in the area just seconds before the shooting occurred and was observed fleeing the scene in the same direction as the gunman.

Harris is not wanted in connection with this incident. However, detectives wish to question Harris, as they believe he has valuable information regarding this incident.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Derrion Robinson, the unknown male suspect or the person of interest, or with additional information on this incident is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

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