2nd man questioned in Bourbon St. shooting, arrested on unrelate - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social

2nd man questioned in Bourbon St. shooting, arrested on unrelated charges

Unidentified man arrested on unrelated charges (Source: NOPD) Unidentified man arrested on unrelated charges (Source: NOPD)
Unidentified man arrested on unrelated charges (Source: NOPD) Unidentified man arrested on unrelated charges (Source: NOPD)

One individual was released and another was booked on unrelated charges after police questioned the two in connection with the June 29 shooting on Bourbon Street.  

Officials emphasized that the man they took into custody is not a suspect but a person of interest who may have information that could help detectives.

The arrested man's name was not released "due to the complexity of the ongoing investigation," according to an NOPD statement issued early Friday morning. The man was booked into Central Lockup on outstanding warrants, police said. 

Justin Odom, an individual previously named as a person of interest in the case, was released from jail Thursday after being arrested on outstanding attachments in Jefferson Parish, according to sheriff's spokesman Col. John Fortunato.

Odom, 21, of Marrero, turned himself in to Gretna Police Wednesday afternoon. NOPD homicide detectives interviewed Odom with his attorney present. 

He was booked into the correctional facility on a traffic warrant and a warrant for theft. Fortunato said Odom completed his booking procedures and was released due to jail overcrowding.

Ten people were shot around 2:45 a.m. in the 700 block of Bourbon Street on Sunday. One of the ten victims was pronounced dead on Wednesday. Brittany Thomas, 21, died around 2:45 p.m., according to officials. Thomas was from Hammond, Louisiana. She was previously listed in critical condition.

As of Thursday evening, only one victim remained hospitalized. Seven victims have been treated and released, while one refused any treatment.

City and national leaders gathered Tuesday to discuss the mass shooting that has captured international attention, urging anyone with information on the incident to come forward.

"For those of you that are holding on to information under the guise of protecting individuals in your community who have perpetrated violence in our streets under the concept of no snitching or stop snitching, let me tell you something - that is the handiwork of the devil," said U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite.

A new call for the public to get involved came following the release Tuesday of additional information about the victims. Six victims are from out of state, one from as far away as Australia.

Detectives are requesting for the public's assistance in obtaining any photos or videos taken of the incident or any photos or videos taken from the French Quarter on the night of the shooting. They can be sent to NOPDTIPS@nola.gov.

Anyone with information that could help investigators is asked to call NOPD homicide detectives at (504) 658-5300 or report anonymously to Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111. 

Follow FOX 8:     

Copyright 2014 WVUE. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Juan's World: Saints ground Jets, look to Falcons rematch

    Juan's World: Saints ground Jets, look to Falcons rematch

    The Saints meet up with the Falcons on Christmas Eve. Source: Mark LaGrangeThe Saints meet up with the Falcons on Christmas Eve. Source: Mark LaGrange

    Welcome in to Juan's World and as you know, this blog that I do is strictly an opinion piece with a few facts sprinkled in here and there. So, with that in mind, I'm under the opinion that the Saints should've been 'expected' to look past the Jets to next weeks rematch with the Falcons. How could they not look ahead to Atlanta coming to the dome next Sunday. And before you go all 'One Game at a Time' on me, think for a second. You're supposed to beat the Jets, who came in 5-8 and wi...

    more>>

    Welcome in to Juan's World and as you know, this blog that I do is strictly an opinion piece with a few facts sprinkled in here and there. So, with that in mind, I'm under the opinion that the Saints should've been 'expected' to look past the Jets to next weeks rematch with the Falcons. How could they not look ahead to Atlanta coming to the dome next Sunday. And before you go all 'One Game at a Time' on me, think for a second. You're supposed to beat the Jets, who came in 5-8 and wi...

    more>>
  • Brees recognizes too many missed opportunities in Jets game

    Brees recognizes too many missed opportunities in Jets game

    Brandon Coleman lost two fumbles in the Jets game. Source: Nola.comBrandon Coleman lost two fumbles in the Jets game. Source: Nola.com

    Three turnovers against the lowly Jets can still get you a win in this league. Numerous giveaways against the Eagles, Vikings, Rams, or Panthers might not give you the same result in the standings. The Saints end the season with the Falcons and the Bucs. If they want to end the 2017 regular season campaign on a win streak, things need to be cleaned up. "Two fumbles, and at times you're going to score. I just think that's happened too many times to us this year. We're knocking a...

    more>>

    Three turnovers against the lowly Jets can still get you a win in this league. Numerous giveaways against the Eagles, Vikings, Rams, or Panthers might not give you the same result in the standings. The Saints end the season with the Falcons and the Bucs. If they want to end the 2017 regular season campaign on a win streak, things need to be cleaned up. "Two fumbles, and at times you're going to score. I just think that's happened too many times to us this year. We're knocking a...

    more>>
  • I-10 East closed at Morrison Rd.

    I-10 East closed at Morrison Rd.

    Source: DOTDSource: DOTD

    I-10 East is closed at Morrison Road due to an accident. 

    more>>

    I-10 East is closed at Morrison Road due to an accident. 

    more>>
Powered by Frankly