Two teen suspects arrested in connection with Paris Avenue homicide
Members of NOPD’s Violent Offenders Warrant Squad (VOWS) arrested Frederick Shelby, 18, and Michael Baker, 17, today (Sept. 27) on armed robbery charges in connection with a June 2017 homicide, according to New Orleans Police.
At about 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, Third District officers responded to a call near the intersection of Paris Avenue at Lafreniere Street and found a female victim lying in the area suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital, where she later died from her injuries.
As investigation into the incident progressed, detectives developed both Shelby and Baker as suspects in the incident. Shelby and Baker were both arrested and booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center with attempted armed robbery.
In addition to the aforementioned charges, Baker was also arrested in connection with two additional incidents. According to the NOPD, charges under those incidents include simple battery, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and illegal possession of a stolen firearm.
Investigation into the incident is ongoing. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Detective Rob Barrere at 504-658-5300. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.