New Orleans Police on Monday said officers have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection to a Bourbon Street shooting that injured five people on Sunday.
Eighth District NOPD officials said they’ve arrested Dashawn Myre, following an investigation into the shooting that injured five people in the 200 block of Bourbon Street shortly before 2 a.m. on Sunday.
Officers patrolling in the area quickly responded to a call of shots fired and upon arrival, located the five victims who sustained non-life threatening gunshot wounds, according to the NOPD.
Police said two males, 18-year-old and 17-year-old, were initially detained after the shooting and were subsequently arrested for one count each of illegal possession of a concealed firearm.
Through an investigation, NOPD said the 18-year-old — identified as Myre — as the shooter and booked him into the Orleans Parish Justice Center on suspicion of five counts aggravated second-degree battery and one count of illegal use of a weapon.
New Orleans Police noted that Myre is innocent until proven guilty.
Anyone with additional information on this incident is urged to contact NOPD Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-7867.