NEW ORLEANS – Members of the NOPD’s Violent Offender Warrant Squad and the U.S. Marshals arrested Antoine Reid (DOB: 11-10-1990) and Evan McMillan (DOB: 05-08-1997) in connection with an armed robbery and battery incident that occurred on October 6, 2018 in the 2800 block of Second Street.
In responding to a call of an armed robbery with a shooting involved, NOPD Sixth District officers learned that four victims were reportedly driving in the area of First and Willow streets looking to purchase marijuana. The group was then allegedly flagged down by two unknown black males, who told the victims to relocate to the 2800 block of Second Street. At that location, the victims met with the two subjects when one of the subjects allegedly produced a handgun and demanded the victim’s valuables. A shot was allegedly fired, and the victims complied with the suspects. The suspects then fled the scene before one of the victims realized he had suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The victims then called 911 for assistance, and the gunshot victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
Through investigation, detectives were able to positively identify Reid and McMillan as the perpetrators and obtain warrants for their arrests. The two were located and arrested on Oct. 19 in the 2300 block of South Claiborne Avenue.
Both Reid and McMillan were booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center for three counts of armed robbery with a firearm and one count of aggravated second degree battery by shooting.
Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Sixth District detectives at 504-658-6060.