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Police arrest Metairie man accused of fatal shooting

2 months 3 weeks 1 day ago Monday, May 29 2017 May 29, 2017 May 29, 2017 10:38 AM May 29, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: WBRZ staff
Image via NOLA.com

METAIRIE - Police in Louisiana say they have arrested a 33-year-old man who's accused of fatally shooting another man after a fight at a block party.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says Patrick Pittman faces charges of second-degree murder, kidnapping, obstruction of justice and illegal firearm possession as a felon. NOLA.com reports that Pittman left the scene of 28-year-old Leonard White's shooting in Metairie on Saturday.

Police say Pittman was shot and injured in another encounter that night, then got into a car belonging to an "uninvolved party" and at gunpoint demanded to be taken to a hospital. Authorities say Pittman was arrested Sunday evening after he was released from a hospital.

Jail records don't list an attorney for Pittman.

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