Suspect arrested in fight that injured baby in St. Roch

Suspect arrested in fight that injured baby in St. Roch

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The NOPD on Tuesday arrested A 22-year-old woman for her role in a fight that left a 9-month-old baby injured, police said.

Edwardnisha Raiford was arrested around 1 p.m. in the 1700 block of Mandeville Street. Raiford told detectives that she was targeting an unknown female holding the baby but mistakenly hit the baby with a knife.

The incident happened Monday afternoon at the intersection of Mandeville and North Derbigny streets. Based on the investigation, officers learned that a fight had occurred between two groups of people at the location. During the altercation, members of one of the groups brandished knives and another from the same group fired gunshots.

A total of four victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries from the knives. The victims included three females, including the 9-month-old baby, and one male. No injuries were reported from the gunfire.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing and detectives are working to identify additional suspects. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Fifth District detectives at (504) 658-6050.

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