NOPD: Tennessee man wanted for pointing gun at couple, assaulting female on Burgundy Street

Cory; photo courtesy of NOPD.

An arrest warrant was obtained for a Tennessee man who pointed a gun at a couple and striking a woman along Burgundy Street on Friday, according to New Orleans Police on Wednesday.

The incident was reported shortly after 5 a.m. in the 400 block of Burgundy Street, where 47-year-old Thomas Allan Cory pointed a gun at a male and female victim, and threatened to shoot them, according to NOPD.

Police officials said Cory then struck the female victim in her face, causing her to fall on the ground and sustain a head injury, which required hospitalization.

Through an investigation, police identified Cory, who is believed to be a resident of Hampshire, Tenn. An arrest warrant was obtained for Cory on two counts, including aggravated assault with a firearm and second-degree aggravated battery, according to NOPD.

Anyone with additional information on this incident or Cory’s whereabouts is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111, or toll-free at 877-903-7867.