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Zachary man arrested for firing shots at vehicles outside New Orleans hotel

6 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, August 12 2017 Aug 12, 2017 August 12, 2017 4:54 PM August 12, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

NEW ORLEANS - Police arrested a man early Saturday morning after he opened fire on vehicles outside a hotel lobby in the New Orleans Central Business District. 

According to Louisiana State Police, an investigation revealed that 27-year-old Joseph David III of Zachary was involved in an altercation in the French Quarter before the incident.

Police say David went back to his hotel room following the altercation and retrieved a semi-automatic handgun. David then left the hotel and began pointing the gun at several vehicles and individuals in his vicinity. 

He continued to walk until he reached the intersection of Camp St. and Gravier St., where he pointed and fired the pistol at a passing vehicle, striking the vehicle numerous times. Police say David continued to fire more shots as he approached the entrance of a hotel, striking another vehicle and the lobby entrance doors.

State troopers soon found David in a parking garage, still armed with the pistol, and fired shots at him. David surrendered and was arrested for Aggravated Assault upon a Peace Officer (2 counts), Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property (3 counts). 

No injuries were reported. Police are still investigating the incident.

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