St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office searching for a person of interest in connection with a fatal shooting in Violet

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the public in locating a person of interest in connection with the fatal shooting of a male victim that occurred shortly before 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17 in the 5400 block of East St. Bernard Highway in Violet, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Bureau are seeking assistance in locating Joel Lehmann, 35, in hopes he may be able to provide information valuable to the investigation.

Lehmann is believed to be driving a silver 2007 Ford Ranger with the license plate number X232849.

Anyone with information regarding the Lehmann’s identity, his whereabouts or further information regarding this incident is asked to call the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office at (504) 271-2501 or Crimestoppers GNO at (504) 822-1111. Tipsters who call Crimestoppers can remain anonymous, do not have to testify and could be eligible for a cash reward.