For Immediate Release
Federal Grand Jury Indicts Man for Attempted Carjacking
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced today that KYREN WASHINGTON, age 19, a resident of Orleans Parish, was charged on January 26, 2023 in a one-count indictment for an attempted carjacking that occurred on October 20, 2022.
The indictment charged WASHINGTON with attempted carjacking in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2199(1). If convicted, WASHINGTON faces a sentence of up to 15 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000.00, up to 3 years of supervised release and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.00.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.
U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the New Orleans Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Inga Petrovich of the Violent Crime Unit of the U.S. Attorney's Office.