NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Police are searching for the man they believe shot an 18-year-old in the foot Saturday night.
An arrest warrant has been issued for 38-year-old Ryan Hayes, according to NOPD. Hayes is accused of shooting an 18-year-old man in the foot yesterday near the corner of Dumaine and N. Dorgenois Street on Sept. 19.
Police say the victim was walking on the sidewalk when he hear the sound of gunshots in the area. He ran into a nearby house for safety before realizing he had been shot in the foot. The 18-year-old was then taken to the hospital and is expected to recover.
During the course of the investigation, detectives identified Hayes as a suspect with the help of witnesses. One apprehended, Hayes will be booked with Aggravated Battery by Shooting.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.