photos by Charlie London, poster and narrative from Puentes New Orleans
As some of you may have heard, our dear friend and colleague Rafael Delgadillo, was shot in the head early Sunday morning. Rafael is stable, conscious, talking, and has full motor control; however, he currently has lost vision and we are unsure whether this will be temporary or permanent. I would ask that your thoughts be with him, his family, and the unknown youth who shot him at a stop sign in Mid City. Please also be with Lakshmi, who was a passenger in the car. Both of them struck a parked car while trying to escape; Lakshmi is physically ok. Rafael is expected to move out of ICU today into his private room. The visiting hours will change once he is moved. I invite you to send me an email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Crime Czar James Carter and District C Councilmember Kristin Palmer
### NOPD Third District Investigative Unit Seeks Shooting Suspects New Orleans-The New Orleans Police Department’s Third District Investigative Unit is requesting the public’s assistance in locating and identifying two unknown African-American men wanted in connection with the shooting of a 28-year-old local male. The offense occurred shortly before 2:00 A.M., near the intersection of North Olympia and Toulouse Streets.Councilmember Kristin Palmer looks on as the priest talks about loving one’s enemies. Lucas Diaz and Anna Frachou are next to the priest.
Detectives reported that the victim stopped at the stop sign at the intersection when he observed the suspects approach his vehicle. The victim sped off and one of the suspects fired at the victim, striking him in the head. The victim continued driving a short distance and subsequently hit a nearby house as a result of his injuries. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he is currently listed in stable condition. Suspect #1 is described as an African-American male approximately 5’7″, wearing a green shirt. Suspect #2 is described as an African-American male approximately 6’0″, wearing a maroon shirt. Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111, toll-free 1-877-903-STOP(7867). You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. The New Orleans Police Department, under the leadership of Superintendent Ronal W. Serpas, is engaged in a complete transformation in its approach to ensuring that New Orleans is a safer place to live, work and visit. The police force, which currently employs 1,735 dedicated men and women, is committed to transparency, accountability, collaboration and integrity. To learn more about the NOPD and our services, visit http://www.nola.gov/GOVERNMENT/NOPD. #### Contact Name: Officer Shereese Harper Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell phone #: 504-312-1953