Man pleads guilty for racially charged shooting following Katrina

Man pleads guilty for racially charged shooting following Katrina
Roland Bourgeois, 55 (NOPD)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A man accused in a racially charged shooting following Hurricane Katrina pleaded guilty in federal court Monday.

Roland Bourgeois Jr., 55, was indicted five years after the storm. He was accused of firing a shotgun at three black men in Algiers as they walked to an evacuation point.

All three men were struck.

His trial was delayed because of questions about his mental health.

He faces up to 10 years in jail. Sentencing is set for Jan. 17, 2019.

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