Long-time New Orleans musician Doug Potter, was assaulted after leaving a gig Monday night. He was walking toward his car, where his wife was waiting. Mr. Potter was not robbed, and may have been a victim of the deadly Knock-Out game. The man in the police drawing below is sought. He is believed to be about 5′ 7″ tall with a “stocky build and dreadlocks,” with the “W” and “a cross above it” tattoo between his eyes. Another man is also sought. See a video of three men, two of which are considered suspects.
Authorities ask anyone with information on the case to contact
8th District Detective Thomas Perez (504) 658-6080 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Veteran New Orleans musician Doug Potter remained hospitalized in a medically-induced coma Wednesday, following a savage beating in the French Quarter the day before. Police said they are looking for two men in connection with the attack.
Potter, 54, is a stand-up bass player best known for his work in the bands of Al Hirt andSteamboat Willie. New Orleans Police said he was attacked and beaten by two men shortly after midnight Monday as he was walking to meet his wife in their car following his Monday night gig at Cafe Beignet.
Potter was assaulted on the sidewalk outside the Last Call Bar and Grill at 800 Conti St., just off Bourbon Street. Bandleader Steamboat Willie said Potter had to have two holes drilled into his skull to relieve swelling and two blood clots removed from his brain.
“There’s no promise there’s going to be any good outcome here,” Willie said grimly. “This is a guy who doesn’t do drugs, who doesn’t drink, who’s never been in a fight and never hit anybody. There’s not a person who’s ever met Doug that doesn’t love him.” Source: NOLA.com
From the news I’ve read, the police may have the entire attack on video surveillance cameras.
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