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Crimestoppers Hoping For More Information In Baseball Bat Attack

Crimestoppers Hoping For More Information In Baseball Bat Attack

Crimestoppers' Darlene Cuszana says just one tip has been called in since New Orleans Police released a composite computer-generated photograph of one of the suspects in a baseball bat attack last Friday on Esplanade Avenue.

"Certainly, we hope that more people as that sketch continues to air, we'll get some additional tips," Cuszana tells 99.5 WRNO.

Cuszana says sketches are very helpful in any investigation, calling it "like the key that opens the door" for law enforcement.

Investigators believe the suspect pictured is the one who stepped in front of a man riding a bike early in the morning to get him to stop. He's described as an 18-year-old African-American male, 6 feet tall with an athletic build, weighting 170 pounds, and wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and grey sweatpants.

The other suspect is the one thought to have swung the bat. He's described as a 16-year-old or younger African-American male, between 5'5" and 5'7", around 170 pounds with a stocky build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt trimmed in grey around the hood, sleeves and center pocket and grey sweat pants.

The weapon used was a grey older aluminum bat covered in black paint.

If you have any information in the case, you're asked to call First District detectives at 504-658-6010.  If you want remain anonymous, you can call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll free 877-903-7867.


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