Suspect accused of firearm charges arrested on North Rampart Street, NOPD says

A man wanted on suspicion of aggravated assault with a firearm in the French Quarter was arrested Tuesday on North Rampart Street, according to New Orleans Police.

NOPD officials said they arrested 40-year-old James White at a residence in the 800 block of North Rampart Street on Tuesday following an investigation into an assault with a firearm incident that occurred the same day along St. Ann Street.

The incident was reported at about 6:11 p.m. in the 1000 block of St. Ann Street, according to police.

After interviewing the victim and witnesses, and reviewing video camera footage from the Real-Time Crime Center on North Rampart Street, New Orleans Police said they developed a description of White — who allegedly fled to a nearby residence following the incident.

White was observed standing outside the North Rampart Street residence, where police were conducting surveillance, and was later apprehended without incident by NOPD officers from the First and Eighth districts. officials said.

In addition to the aggravated assault with a firearm charge, White is accused of illegally carrying a concealed weapon.