NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A 22-year-old man has been arrested for illegally discharging a weapon in New Orleans East on New Year's Eve.
Willie Nguyen, 22, was arrested near the intersection of Bullard Avenue and Dwyer Road around 10:30 p.m.
Reports of gunshots led police to an abandoned service road where Nguyen and three other suspects were found. Officers say he immediately placed an AK-47 rifle into a case and attempted to walk away from it.
He was apprehended without incident and allegedly admitted to being the individual who fired the rifle.
He was booked with illegal use of a weapon.