NOPD arrests two in NO East apartment shooting

NOPD arrests two in NO East apartment shooting

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Two men were arrested after shots were fired at a New Orleans East apartment complex Friday morning.

According to NOPD, Horace Toppins IV, 24, and Javonda Desilva, 24, were arrested on May 13 after Toppins allegedly attempted to shoot his neighbors and Desilva allegedly tried to hide him.

NOPD officers heard gunshots from an apartment complex in the 6200 block of Chef Menteur Highway around 9:17 a.m. When they arrived at the scene, officers saw a man in a white T-shirt and blue jeans with dreadlocks running from the area. A second suspect with a silver and black handgun allegedly pointed his weapon at officers as he ran. He then barricaded himself inside of the complex.

After a stand off with police, the barricaded man, later identified as Toppins, exited the apartment and surrendered.
After being barricaded for some time, the man later identified as Toppins, exited the apartment.

At that time, the officers discovered that Toppins was inside of the apartment with Desilva, who they say tried to hide Toppins. Police obtained a search warrant and found two guns inside.

Police say Toppins opened fire on his neighbors after an argument inside the complex. They also arrested Desilva for harboring him.
Toppins was arrested and charged with five counts of aggravated assault, aggravated assault on a police officer, illegal discharge of a firearm in the commission of a felony, illegal carrying of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Desilva was arrested and charged with accessory to aggravated assault and obstruction of justice.

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