NOPD VOWS Officers Arrest Two Suspects in Connection with Homicide on Paris Avenue

NEW ORLEANS – Today (September 27, 2017), members of the NOPD’s Violent Offenders Warrant Squad arrested Frederick Shelby (DOB: 04-26-1999) and Michael Baker (DOB: 08-23-2000) on armed robbery charges in connection with a homicide that occurred at the intersection of Paris Avenue at Lafreniere Street on June 27, 2017.

At about 5 p.m., Third District officers responded to the area and found a female victim lying in the area suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area 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. 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.

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