5 wanted on felony, rioting charges after illegal stunt driving incident

New Orleans police have issued warrants for five people accused in an illegal stunt driving...
New Orleans police have issued warrants for five people accused in an illegal stunt driving incident in St. Roch.
Published: Jun. 10, 2022 at 1:13 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans police have obtained warrants for five people accused in an illegal stunt driving incident in St. Roch.

Videos of drivers spinning donuts and bystanders kicking and jumping on an NOPD patrol car went viral on Sun., June 5, infuriating residents and law enforcement officials.

In a press conference on Fri., June 10, Chief Shaun Ferguson released the names and identities of two adults and three juveniles who are facing charges:

  • Tyler McKinney (B/M DOB: 11/2/2000) of New Orleans, wanted for aggravated obstruction of a highway in commerce, felony simple criminal damage to property in the amount of $5,000, simple assault, disturbing the peace by tumultuous behavior, and rioting
  • Eduardo Gomez (W/M DOB: 2/1/1996) of New Orleans, wanted for aggravated obstruction of a highway in commerce, disturbing the peace by tumultuous behavior, and rioting
  • 17-year-old from Denham Springs, wanted for aggravated obstruction of a highway in commerce, felony simple criminal damage to property in the amount of $5,000, simple assault, disturbing the peace by tumultuous behavior, and rioting
  • 16-year-old of Kenner, wanted for aggravated obstruction of a highway in commerce, felony simple criminal damage to property in the amount of $5,000, simple assault, disturbing the peace by tumultuous behavior, and rioting
  • 17-year-old of Metairie, wanted for aggravated obstruction of a highway in commerce, felony simple criminal damage to property in the amount of $5,000.00 (principal), simple assault (principal), disturbing the peace by tumultuous behavior, and rioting.
Eduardo Gomez (left) and Tyler McKinney (right) are wanted in connection to an illegal "pop-up"...
Eduardo Gomez (left) and Tyler McKinney (right) are wanted in connection to an illegal "pop-up" stunt driving incident in St. Roch on Sun., 5.(NOPD)

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Ferguson said there were three other “pop-up” scenes across the city. No suspects have been named in those cases. The investigations remain ongoing.

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