Apr 252014

Johntrell Washington (via NOPD)

Johntrell Washington (via NOPD)

New Orleans police have identified a teenage suspect who allegedly shot a 38-year-old woman to death in a Central City street earlier this month, and they are seeking the public’s help locating him, authorities said.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Johntrell “John John” Washington, 17, in connection with the fatal shooting of Racquel Gillard, according to a NOPD news release. Police found Gillard lying in the intersection of South Liberty and Josephine streets in the afternoon of April 14, and she later died in surgery, the second of three women who would be killed by gunfire in Central City in a week’s time.

“Citizen participation” led Homicide Detective Travis Ward to identify Washington as the shooter, the release states.

“Washington’s last known address is 3121 Cambrone Street,” the release states. “He is considered to be ARMED and DANGEROUS.”

Anyone with information is urged to call NOPD homicide at 658-5300 or CrimeStoppers at 822-1111.

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