A man who was fatally shot along the St. Charles Avenue parade route on Mardi Gras (Feb. 13) has been identified by authorities as Maurice Williams.
The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office listed Williams’ age as 29. New Orleans police on Tuesday gave the fatal victim’s age as 30.
The gunfire broke out about 4:35 p.m. near the intersection of St. Charles and Second Street, police said. NOPD officers working during the parade heard gunshots and rushed over, and found a man with more than one gunshot wound, police said. He later died at a hospital.
Police on Wednesday identified the alleged shooter as 21-year-old Eddie Dingle. NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison said at a press conference that afternoon officers obtained a warrant for Dingle’s arrest on a charge of second-degree murder. Police released a photo of Dingle Wednesday morning.
Police said the man who was shot, now identified as Williams, had been in a “verbal altercation” with another man, now identified as Dingle, who then pulled out a gun and shot him.
Our news partners at WVUE Fox-8, shared a video capturing the aftermath of the St. Charles and Second shooting, when parade-goers scrambled after shots were fired.
The shooting that unfolded at St Charles and 2nd St. sent parade revelers running in fear. pic.twitter.com/EZ6P2sUJbI
— Natasha Robin (@NRobinFOX8) February 14, 2018
Williams was among three people shot dead on Mardi Gras across the city. A few hours after that shooting near St. Charles and Second, two men were killed, and three others were wounded, in a shooting near St. Claude Avenue and Andry Street, in the Lower 9th Ward. The coroner on Wednesday identified the men killed in that shooting as 26-year-old Jamar Robinson and 21-year-old Byron Jackson.
In a third shooting incident on Mardi Gras, a teenager was shot in the head and another teen was wounded by gunfire about 3:30 p.m. near Carondelet and Union streets when shots were fired during a fight near the parade route.
Anyone with information about the fatal shooting of Williams is asked to contact NOPD’s Homicide Unit at 504-658-5300 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.
From Tuesday: Man shot and killed along parade route