NOPD Identifies Suspect in Shooting on Canal Street


The NOPD has obtained an arrest warrant for Byron Wilson (Male, DOB: 09-21-1998) in connection with an aggravated battery by shooting incident that occurred on September 23, 2018 in the 600 block of Canal Street.

At about 4:39 p.m., NOPD Eighth District officers responded to a call of shots fired in the area. Upon arrival, officers discovered one female victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the right thigh. A second female victim was found suffering from a wound to her left side, a wound not believed to have been caused by gunfire.

Officers learned that an altercation among a group of unknown individuals began just before the women were injured. During the altercation, one individual allegedly pulled a weapon and fired. The injured victims were not involved in the altercation.

Video taken by a witness at the scene shows a black male subject firing a handgun, before the subject fled the scene on foot eastbound toward Exchange Place. Through investigation, detectives were able to positively identify Wilson as the alleged shooter and have obtained a warrant for his arrest for aggravated battery by shooting.

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

Also wanted in connection with this incident is Derrion Robinson (Female, DOB: 12-13-1997). 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 Wilson to shoot, as Wilson was seen producing a handgun and allegedly firing one shot in the direction of a fleeing subject. A warrant has been filed for Robinson’s arrest for aggravated battery by shooting.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident or with information on the whereabouts of Wilson or Robinson is asked to contact NOPD 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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