New Orleans Police seek man accused of using gun in Canal Street armed robbery

(Photo: Dshawn Johnson | NOPD)
New Orleans Police have obtained an arrest warrant for a man accused of using a gun during an armed robbery on Canal Street Saturday.

The incident occurred shortly before 9 a.m. in the 0 to 10 block of Canal Street, near Harrah’s Casino, when a Black male suspect with an apparent gun in his hand allegedly grabbed the victim’s bag before fleeing the scene, according to New Orleans Police.

Through an investigation, Eighth District detectives identified the suspect as 28-year-old Dshawn Johnson.

Johnson will be arrested for an armed robbery and use of a firearm in a robbery when located, New Orleans Police said.

Anyone with additional information on this incident or on Johnson’s whereabouts is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 877-903-7867.