Today (January 2, 2021), the NOPD arrested Corey Davis (pictured, black male, DOB: 03-25-1994) in the investigation of an attempted homicide incident that occurred on January 1, 2022, at the intersection of Decatur and Spain streets.
NOPD VOWS, U.S. Marshals and NOPD Child Abuse Unit detectives located Davis today at a location in the Fifth District. Davis was arrested without incident.
At about 3:20 p.m. on January 1, NOPD Fifth District officers were notified of a 1-year-old infant with multiple gunshot wounds arriving at a local hospital via private conveyance. Through investigation, the location of occurrence for this incident was determined to be the intersection of Decatur and Spain streets. As investigation into the incident progressed, NOPD detectives developed and positively identified Corey Davis (pictured, black male, DOB; 03-25-1994), the father of the victim, as a person of interest in this incident.
Davis was later determined to be the perpetrator in this incident, and a warrant was obtained for his arrest.
Davis was arrested on charges of first-degree attempted murder, second-degree cruelty to a juvenile, domestic abuse aggravated assault, aggravated criminal damage to property, felon in possession of a firearm, illegal use of a weapon and theft of a motor vehicle. He will be booked accordingly into the Orleans Parish Justice Center.
NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson commended the work of the officers and law enforcement partners involved in this investigation and arrest.
“This is another unfortunate incidence of violence in our city that was found to be domestic in nature, and also where a child – in this case, a 1-year-old infant shot by his own father – was the victim of a tragic, senseless and violent crime,” Ferguson said. “As I’ve said before, practicing self-responsibility and implementing proper conflict resolution skills can help to avoid tragic situations like this.”
Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Child Abuse Unit detectives at 504-658-5267.