NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The NOPD Special Operations Division on Wednesday arrested a 19-year-old in the July 27 shooting of a juvenile in New Orleans East.
Justin Briggs was booked with attempted second-degree murder and illegal discharge of a firearm. The incident took place in the 8500 block of North I-10 Service Road.
At approximately 6:15 p.m., Seventh District officers responding to a call of a male shot found the juvenile shot once in the back. He was hospitalized in critical condition.
On Wednesday at 5 a.m., the SOD located and arrested Briggs at his apartment on I-10 Service Road.
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