NOPD officers arrested a man suspected in a shooting just minutes after the incident in the Seventh District on January 5, 2023.
Just before 9 p.m., Seventh District officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 7700 block of Chef Menteur Highway. Upon arrival they located a 44-year old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital by EMS.
Through investigation, Seventh District officers learned the suspect may have been at nearby hotel. They quickly located and arrested William Collins, black male DOB:1-27-1969.
All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Investigation into this incident remains active and ongoing. No additional details are currently available.
Anyone with additional information that can aid this investigation is urged to contact Seventh District detectives or Crimestoppers anonymously at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.