Man accused of firing gun across busy New Orleans East intersection

An 18-year-old man was arrested Monday (Feb. 12) after an NOPD detective saw the teen fire a gun across a busy intersection in New Orleans East, according to New Orleans police.

Coreyell Williams was booked with illegal use of a weapon and illegal carrying of a firearm, jail records show.

No injuries were reported in the shooting, which occurred about 4:40 p.m. at Crowder Boulevard and Dwyer Road, police said.

According to the NOPD, the detective was patrolling around the intersection when he saw a man, later identified as Williams, acting suspiciously. The detective then saw Williams take out a gun and fire multiple shots across Crowder Boulevard and Dwyer Road, police said.

The detective was able to safely capture Williams and “prevent any further risk of random gunfire striking an innocent bystander,” the NOPD said in a news release.

Wednesday afternoon, Williams remained in the Orleans Justice Center jail with his bond set at $20,000, jail and court records show. 

Court records do not show any prior felony convictions for Williams in Orleans or Jefferson parishes.

Anyone with additional information on Coreyell Williams is asked to call any NOPD 7th District officer at 504-658-6070 or submit an anonymous tip by calling Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP. 

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