Motorists Broken Down On I-10 Robbed And Shot
Three men whose vehicle broke down on I-10 early this morning were robbed at gunpoint, and one of the men was shot twice.
WBRZ reports three men traveling on I-10 broke down near the Bonnet Carre Spillway. As the men worked to get the vehicle up and running again, a green Pontiac sedan pulled up behind them. One the men in the green Pontiac got out and offered to help. When the offer was declined, two more men emerged from the Pontiac, and one of them pulled out a handgun.
From WBRZ -
The armed man demanded money from the stranded men, who fought back. Police say a brief struggle ensued before the gun was fired into the air and the three stranded men gave up their money, a wallet and a cell phone.
As the three robbers pulled away, they reportedly fired four shots at the stranded motorists, two of those shots hitting one of the men. He is being treated at a New Orleans hospital and his injuries are not reported as life-threatening.
Below are the descriptions of the three suspects from Detective Jody Weems via WBRZ.com -
1) Black male, about 5’4” tall with a thin build. He’s believed to be in his mid-to-late 20’s. He was wearing a gray or black hoodie at the time of the incident.
2) Black male, about 5’4” tall with a thin build. He is believed to be in his mid-to-late 20’s and was wearing a brown hoodie at the time of the incident.
3) Black male that is much taller than the other two suspects. He is believed to be in his late 30’s to early 40’s and was wearing a red shirt at the time of the incident.
If you have any information that could help police identify these suspects, please contact Detective Jody Weems at 985-783-1135 or call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-877-903-STOP.