Baton Rouge, LA – Two suspects from the December 01, 2019 early
morning shooting of twelve persons on the edge of the French Quarter in
the 700 block of Canal Street in New Orleans, LA were arrested on
December 10, 2019, after a multi-agency investigative operation
involving the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), Orleans Parish
District Attorney’s Office, Louisiana State Police, Louisiana Probation
and Parole, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF),
Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), U.S. Marshals Service (USMS)
Western District of Louisiana, U.S. Marshals Service Middle District of
Louisiana, and the U.S. Marshals New Orleans Task Force (U.S. Marshals
Service Eastern District of Louisiana). The shooting received national
and worldwide media coverage and the New Orleans Police Department and
other state and federal law enforcement agencies quickly moved to
investigate the shooting and identify suspects.
Wayne Starks, 21 years of age and a registered sex offender,
was determined to be on active Louisiana felony probation for a prior
conviction in St. Mary Parish, LA for Aggravated Battery with a Firearm.
Starks was wanted by the NOPD for 8 counts of Attempted Murder, Illegal
Discharge of a Firearm and Obstruction of Justice. Starks was arrested
by a law enforcement team on the morning of December 10th at a residence
in Baldwin, LA with critical support from the U.S. Marshals Service
Western District of Louisiana.
Labryson Dejaun Polidore,
22 years of age, was arrested at an address in Baton Rouge, LA just
before midnight on December 10th after a lengthy fugitive investigation
and with critical support from the U.S. Marshals Service Middle District
of Louisiana. Polidore was wanted by the NOPD for 10 counts of Attempted
murder, Illegal Discharge of a Firearm and Obstruction of Justice.
Polidore was on crutches at the time of his arrest and investigators
believe that he was recovering as a result of being shot in the foot
during the shooting incident on Canal Street.
of Louisiana U.S. Marshal Scott Illing stated, “The investigative work
that went into these arrests is impressive. Investigators drove hundreds
of miles and worked just under 24 hours straight to get both of these
potentially dangerous suspects off of the streets I would like to extend
a huge thank you to all of the local, state, and federal partners that
achieved this positive result.
Any information about violent
fugitives and sex offenders can be provided to the U.S. Marshals Service
at (504) 589-6872 or by submitting an anonymous tip using
Crimestoppers GNO may
also be contacted with tips at (504) 822-1111.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency