A Kenner man is accused in a Mardi Gras (Feb. 13) shooting after he retrieved a gun that discharged, injuring both he and his partner, during a fight sparked by a lack of food for guests, according to Kenner police.
Alex Moore, 46, was arrested after he was treated at a local hospital for a gunshot wound to his right hand, according to the Kenner Police Department. Moore’s 55-year-old romantic partner was treated for a gunshot wound to his left arm, police said.
The shooting was reported at 6:22 p.m. at the Pelican Bay Apartments in the 2100 block of 42nd Street. Moore and the victim, who have been romantically involved for more than 20 years, share a home there, authorities said.
Witnesses told police that prior to the shooting, Moore had grown angry with the victim because he had not prepared food for guests. Moore then threw a glass of water on the victim, prompting a physical fight in the apartment’s bedroom, police said.
Moore then got a gun, and as the two continued to physically fight, the gun discharged, according to Kenner police.
Both Moore and the victim were taken to University Medical Center, where they were treated for “non-life-threatening” injuries and released, police said.
Wednesday night, Moore remained in custody, with no bond yet set, on charges of aggravated battery and aggravated assault on a dating partner.