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NOPD Obtains Arrest Warrant for Suspect in Eighth District Shooting

by Aaron E. Looney

October 30, 2023

Categories: Be on the Lookout, On Duty

Topics: Assault/Battery, Eighth District, Good Police Work

NOPD Obtains Arrest Warrant for Suspect in Eighth District Shooting

The NOPD has obtained an arrest warrant for Quintel Morgan (photo not available, black male, DOB: 07-09-1992) in the investigation of a shooting that occurred on October 28, 2023, in the 100 block of Royal Street.

Through investigation, NOPD Eighth District detectives learned that at about 8:54 p.m. on October 28, a subject later identified as Morgan was reportedly inside of a store when he was approached by about five unknown subjects. Morgan stated that as he exited the store, he heard gunfire and fled. The subjects then reportedly chased Morgan, who sustained a gunshot wound. Both Morgan and a second gunshot wound victim in this incident were transported via EMS to a local hospital. 

As the investigation progressed, NOPD Eighth District detectives positively identified Morgan as the initial perpetrator of the shooting that also resulted in his sustaining a gunshot wound. Detectives are still actively attempting to identify the additional subjects in this investigation.

When Morgan is released from medical care, he will be booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center on four counts of aggravated criminal damage to property, illegal discharge of a weapon, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Anyone with additional information that can assist in this ongoing investigation is urged to contact NOPD Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080.