Members of the New Orleans Police Department have arrested a 16-year-old male juvenile and booked him with Second-Degree Murder in connection with the Homicide of an unidentified man. The offense occurred shortly before 4:00 P.M., near the intersection of Bourbon and Toulouse Streets.
According to investigators, Eighth District officers responded to a call of a shooting and upon their arrival, officers located the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his body. Emergency Medical Technicians transported the victim to a local hospital where he later died.
As a result of the quick response and suspect description relayed by officers, the suspect was apprehended immediately after the shooting at the intersection of North Rampart and St. Louis Street.
With the holiday weekend approaching and hundreds of visitors and locals expected in the French Quarter and surrounding areas, Interim NOPD Superintendent Michelle Woodfork directed 250 NOPD officers along with an additional 25 Louisiana State Police officers will be deployed over the weekend and will be working hard to protect everyone. "Our officers showed quick thinking and diligence today while apprehending the French Quarter shooting suspect. This same good police-work will be in full force this weekend. I want to assure everyone, that the city, especially the French Quarter, will be adequately policed and protected," said Superintendent Michelle Woodfork.