Saturday, January 13, 2007


On Friday, January 12, 2007, one day after the march on City Hall, two men were shot in Central City:
At about 6 p.m., a 26-year-old man was shot several times in the 1800 block of Washington Avenue, near Baronne Street, Garry Flot, a police public information officer, said. The victim was taken to a hospital.

Sometime before 8 p.m., another man arrived at a hospital with a gunshot wound to his buttocks.
The article says neither shooting is life threatening.

However, in the first shooting, an NOPD press release paints a darker picture:
The offense occurred at approximately 5:53 p.m., in the 1800 block of Washington Avenue.

According to investigators, Sixth District officers responded to a call of a “male shot” and upon their arrival, found the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the body. Emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

Investigators learned, the victim was approached by two males that produced a handgun and began firing striking the victim multiple times to the body. Both suspects fled on foot.
Police say they think they know the identity of one of the “two males that produced a handgun and began firing.”

Here he is, the face of an accused attempted murderer:

15-year-old Alton Netter.

We need to find a way to make sure, if Alton Netter truly took part in this attempted murder, that he is the last 15-year-old to shoot or assist in shooting another person in this city. We can not lose another generation.

We can not arrest our way out of this problem. We certainly have not been able to convict our way out of this problem. We can only teach our way out of this problem - not just in the academic sense. But at home and in our communities. We teach best by example.

Be good. Teach good. And they will learn good. Real good.


Sophmom said...

Just babies. *sigh*

Editor B said...

Jesus Christ. Good research. I wonder why the TP story didn't include this information.

Donnie McDaniel said...

Killer Kids? Good Grief!

Maitri said...

He looks so cute - seriously. Why is he shooting a gun? Good work, Po.

Dambala said...

That's the best post I've read on our crime issue. Great Job.