Suspect named in fatal shooting on Mardi Gras parade route

New Orleans Police have named Eddie Dingle, 21, as a suspect in Tuesday afternoon’s (Feb. 13) fatal shooting on St. Charles Avenue, on the Mardi Gras parade route.

The 30-year-old victim of the homicide has not yet been publicly identified. 

The shooting occurred at about 4:35 p.m. near the intersection of St. Charles and Second Street. NOPD officers working during the parade heard gunshots and rushed over, and found a man with more than one gunshot wound. He later died at a hospital.

Police said the man who was shot had been in a “verbal altercation” with another man, who then pulled out a gun and shot him. 

Police did not say how they determined Dingle was a suspect. They have obtained a warrant for his arrest for second-degree murder.

Anyone with information about Dingle’s whereabouts is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Detective Thaddeus Williams at 504-658-5300, or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

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