Police arrest Metairie man accused of fatal shooting
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.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Deal done: Louisiana session ends with deep cuts stopped
Girls State reaction at NSULA to TOPS promise
Dangerously hot weather not stopping locals from getting outside
LSU begins digitizing century-old editions of longtime campus newspaper
Hundreds of volunteers pick up litter around the capital city