NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD has arrested Jamaal Williams (DOB: 07-07-1979) in connection with an attempted armed robbery incident that occurred on November 10, 2018 in the 4500 block of MacArthur Boulevard.
At about 4:30 a.m., Williams is believed to have pointed a firearm at the victim, demanding money owed from the victim for narcotics. When the victim did not comply, Williams then reportedly fired one single gunshot at the victim. The victim was not struck by the bullet. However, the subject did use the firearm to strike the victim in the face, causing a contusion.
As investigation progressed, NOPD Fourth District detectives positively identified Williams as the perpetrator and obtained a warrant for his arrest. Williams was apprehended and booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center for attempted armed robbery, aggravated assault with a firearm and simple battery.
Anyone with any additional information regarding this incident is asked to call NOPD Fourth District detectives at 504-658-6040.