Contact: Ken Daley, Public Information
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Friday (June 21) secured the guilty plea of a New Orleans man who shot another driver during a road-rage incident on the Pontchartrain Expressway last October.
Devin Raymond entered into a plea agreement that saw him plead guilty to a reduced charge of aggravated assault with a firearm. Raymond, 23, is expected to receive a five-year prison term when Criminal District Judge Keva Landrum-Johnson imposes his sentence on July 8.
Raymond was arrested at the scene of the shooting on the Crescent City Connection bridge shortly after noon on Oct. 11, 2018. According to New Orleans police, Raymond became infuriated when another driver collided with his vehicle and attempted to flee the scene. Raymond gave chase, and eventually pulled a gun and shot the other driver in the shoulder as they barreled across the bridge toward New Orleans’ West Bank.
The wounded driver, an 18-year-old man, was taken to a hospital for treatment and later cited by police for hit-and-run driving.
Raymond faced a prison term ranging from 10 to 20 years had he been convicted as originally charged with discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.
Assistant District Attorney Darius Greene prosecuted the case.
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