Woman arrested, accused of shooting man from behind on Canal Street after altercation

(Photo: Screenshot via 8th District NOPD)
A 25-year-old woman was arrested last week after shooting a man from behind on Canal Street following an earlier altercation that took place in Exchange Place alley, according to New Orleans Police on Wednesday.

Police arrested Boderrick (pronounced like “Bo Derek”) Ford on March 9, three days after the March 6 shooting that injured a male victim in the 600 block of Canal Street, according to Lt. Andrew Palumbo.

Palumbo said the altercation began after Ford and the male victim “bumped each other” in Exchange Place alley, and “a little bit of an argument” ensued.

Ford allegedly shot the victim one time from behind as he walked away. Logs show the shooting was reported at 7:52 p.m. near the intersection of Canal Street and Exchange Place.

Ford fled the scene with her boyfriend, identified as 28-year-old Jaleel Thompson, who helped remove the gun she used in the shooting, according to Palumbo, adding that he is still wanted by the NOPD.

Palumbo said that when Ford was arrested, she confessed to the shooting and also provided the firearm used in the incident to investigators.

Ford was charged with attempted second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon. She made her first appearance before a magistrate March 9, and was listed with a bond amount of $15,000, according to records.

In addition, Ford was not listed under online Orleans Parish jail custody records as of Thursday.