Five (5) teens are in-custody for being in possession of a stolen Uber driver’s vehicle, who was carjacked and shot in New Orleans, this past Tuesday.
Slidell Police were alerted by the New Orleans Police Department on Tuesday morning (June 28, 2022), that a stolen 2022 Toyota Highlander was possibly in the Slidell area. Earlier that same morning, the stolen Toyota Highlander was carjacked from an Uber driver, who was shot and left on the side of the road in New Orleans. Slidell Police were warned that the occupants of the vehicle were considered to be armed and dangerous.
Shortly before 11am, a Slidell Police detective located the vehicle near the rear of John Slidell Park. Several Slidell Police tactical officers arrived and were able to take five teenagers into custody, without incident. The teens were also in possession of three (3) firearms. Slidell Police investigators have reason to believe the teens were scouting the area in order to carjack another victim.
Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal says, “Due to our officers’ quick response in locating the suspects, and the stolen vehicle, we quite possibly averted a serious crime from happening in our city. Although we are extremely saddened to hear about the victim in this case, we are very proud to have swiftly taken these dangerous individuals off the streets and put them behind bars, where they belong. I sound like a broken record, but I’ll say it again…If you come to Slidell to commit a crime, we will catch you. We will not tolerate this kind of crime in our community and we will keep our citizens safe, at whatever costs necessary.”
The following individuals were arrested: Crystin Morgan, 18-years-old (New Orleans, LA), Eitan Morgan, 18-years-old (New Orleans, LA), Jason Washington, 19-years-old (New Orleans, LA)…all charged with: Illegal Possession of Stolen Property (vehicle), Illegal Carrying Weapons, Possession of a Schedule V Narcotic, and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile.
Two 16-year-old juveniles (New Orleans, LA) were charged with: Illegal Possession of Stolen Property (vehicle), Illegal Carrying Weapons, and Possession of a Schedule V Narcotic.
The three adult teenagers were booked in the Slidell City Jail, and later transferred to the St. Tammany Parish Jail. The two juveniles were transported to the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center.
The initial carjacking and shooting incident is being investigated by the New Orleans Police Department. The condition of the Uber driver is unknown. Any questions in relation to the initial carjacking and shooting incident should be forward to the NOPD.