Contact: Ken Daley, Public Information
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (Aug. 20) secured a second- degree murder indictment against a man accused of fatally shooting a man last December in the Plum Orchard neighborhood of New Orleans East.
Larry Rowel, who turns 22 next Monday, also was charged with obstructing justice in a homicide investigation in the two-count indictment handed up by an Orleans Parish grand jury.
Rowell faces a mandatory lifetime prison sentence if found guilty of the murder charge. He is accused of fatally shooting 26-year-old Terrence Hampton in the head in the 4800 block of Wilson Avenue around noon on Dec. 2, 2019.
Hampton was driving a pickup truck in the area when a silver or gray Mitsubishi SUV stopped in front of him. Three gunmen wearing ski masks emerged from the SUV and began shooting Hampton, who died at the scene.
The suspects’ vehicle was located later in the parking lot of a nearby apartment building, and linked to Rowel. A search warrant executed in his apartment uncovered additional evidence linking him to the fatal shooting.
Assistant District Attorney Sarah Dawkins presented the case to the grand jury.
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