NOPD arrests two suspects in ongoing reckless driving investigation

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The NOPD has arrested two suspects wanted in the ongoing investigation into a reckless driving incident that occurred on June 5, 2022, at the intersection of Saint Claude and Saint Roch Avenues.

On June 13, a 17-year-old white male from Denham Springs, Louisiana turned himself in to police as part of this investigation. The suspect was arrested and committed to the Juvenile Justice Response Center on a felony charge of property damage in the amount of $5,000.00; common assault; incitement to riot, aggravated obstruction of a trade route; and for disturbing the peace with rowdy behavior.

On June 16, Eduardo Gomez (Hispanic male, date of birth: 02-01-1996) surrendered to the police as part of this investigation. Gomez was arrested and taken to the Orleans Parish Justice Center for aggravated obstruction of a commercial highway; disturbing the peace through rowdy behavior; and for the riots.

Three wanted suspects remain at large as part of the investigation into this incident. They understand:

  • Tyler McKinney (B/M DOB: 2000-02-11) of New Orleans, wanted for aggravated obstruction of a commercial highway; misdemeanor misdemeanor property damage in the amount of $5,000.00, common assault, disturbing the peace by rowdy behavior; and for the riots.
  • 17-year-old white man from Kenner, Louisiana, wanted for aggravated obstruction of a commercial highway; simple felony criminal damage to property in the amount of $5,000.00; common assault; disturbing the peace through rowdy behavior; and for the riots.
  • 16-year-old white male from Metairie, Louisiana, wanted for aggravated obstruction of a commercial highway; principal felony criminal damage to property in the amount of $5,000.00; principal with common assault; disturbing the peace through rowdy behavior; and for the riots.

Investigations into this incident and similar incidents that occurred on June 5 at other locations in the city remain active and ongoing.

Anyone with additional information that may assist in this investigation of this incident is asked to contact NOPD Fifth District Detectives at 504-658-6050 or anonymously call Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll free toll free 1-877-903-STOP.

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