The victim was sitting inside a vehicle in the 8900 block of Forshey Street around 9:50 p.m. Thursday, July 30, when 44-year-old Bryant Slaughter rode up on a bicycle and asked about $5 that he said the victim owed him, according to a NOPD news release.
“The victim advised Slaughter that he would pay him tomorrow,” the release states. “Slaughter then produced a handgun and shot the victim to the abdomen. After Slaughter shot the victim, he fled the scene.”
The victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but was able to identify Slaughter as his assailant, and detectives obtained a warrant for his arrest. Anyone with information is urged to call the NOPD Second District station at 658-6020 to speak to a detective, or CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.