Suspect arrested for shooting man who was holding his 6 month old baby

New Orleans, La. -- New Orleans Police arrested a 40-year-old  man in connection with Sunday's murder on Orleans Avenue, just blocks from the Bayou Boogaloo festival. Keith Hunter has been charged with Second Degree Murder. Police believe is the person who shot and killed a  21 year old man who was holding his 6 month old baby Sunday afternoon in the 3100 block of Orleans Avenue.

The victim, who has not been identified, dropped the baby as he fell to the ground seconds after being shot in the face.  The infant suffered a minor contusion to her head and back.  The baby was transported to the hospital where she was treated and released.  The shooting victim was brought to the hospital where he later died.

Police say Hunter was positively identified by witnesses as the gunman in the murder.  As detectives were in the process of obtaining an arrest warrant, Hunter walked into the First District Police Station and asked to speak with police.  Soon after, an arrest warrant was obtained and Hunter was arrested on Second Degree Murder charges.

Detectives say his rape sheet shows he's a "definite career criminal", with crimes ranging from drug deals to aggravated battery to murder.  According to Superintendent Ronal Serpas, "It's simply unjust that this man was in a position to gun down a man who was in front of his house while holding an infant.  All murders are heinous.  This one if particularly unnerving".