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.