French Quarter male transient shot after daring tourist to shoot him, according to reports

New Orleans Police have arrested a man on suspicion of firearm and aggravated battery charges after he allegedly shot another man near Bourbon Street Monday.

The shooting was reported shortly after 7:40 p.m. near the intersection of Bourbon and Governor Nicholls streets, according to New Orleans Police.

The male victim was transported via private vehicle to a local hospital, where he was treated.

Police arrested 28-year-old Austin Harrison and booked him into Orleans Parish Justice Center on suspicion of aggravated battery, illegal use of a weapon and illegally carrying a weapon, according to court records. His bond was set at $9,500

According to, Harrison is from Oklahoma and was visiting town with his mom when he allegedly shot the victim, identified as 19-year-old Kenneth Bordelon, a transient living his truck.


Harrison was part of a tour group when he encountered Bordelon, who was smoking weed and drinking beer on the street corner when the two got into a verbal altercation and Bordelon dared Harrison to shoot him in the head, according to the newspaper, adding that Harrison instead allegedly shot Bordelon in the foot.

Harrison first appeared in court Tuesday, where he was advised to hire a private attorney in order to file a motion to leave the area if he makes bond, according to records.