On October 9, 2017, the NOPD arrested Jihad Jamhour (DOB: 07-31-1981) and Eric Terry (DOB: 02-18-1974) in connection with an aggravated battery that occurred that day in the 100 block of Carondelet Street.
At about 5 p.m., Eighth District officers and Louisiana State Police responded to a report of shots fired in the area. Upon arrival, officers observed two males – later identified as Jamhour and Terry – wrestling each other on the sidewalk near Gallier’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar. Jamhour told officers at that time that Terry had a gun and had shot at him. Officers restrained Terry and observed what appeared to be a black handgun in Terry’s rear pants pocket, secured the weapon and placed Terry in custody.
Jamhour told detectives that between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., he was working at the restaurant’s bar when Terry arrived for work showing visible signs of intoxication. Jamhour told police that after informing Terry of the general manager’s decision to send Terry home, a verbal altercation ensued. The altercation then became physical, with both subjects falling to the ground. Terry then reportedly reached into his waistband and produced a black handgun and allegedly fired a single shot at Jamhour, who had hidden behind a pole for cover. Terry then allegedly fled the restaurant onto Carondelet Street. Jamhour then reportedly pursued Terry, tackling him to the ground before seeing a marked NOPD unit approach and flagging down the officer to report the incident. Jamhour and Terry were both relocated to the Eight District station for questioning.
Terry (pictured) was arrested for aggravated assault, illegal use of a weapon, illegal carrying of a weapon and aggravated criminal damage to property. He was treated and released from an area hospital before being booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center.
Jamhour was arrested and booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center on a charge of simple battery. A photo of Jamhour was not available.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.