Second suspect arrested in mass shooting on Bourbon Street

Suspect arrested in Bourbon St. shooting
(Source: | The Times-Picayune)
(Source: | The Times-Picayune)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - NOPD detectives, with the help of other agencies, have identified and arrested a second suspect in connection with the Nov. 17 mass shooting on Bourbon Street that killed one person and injured nine.

The suspect, 20-year-old Kavon Manuel, was located at a home in the Lafayette area, where he was detained without incident. Manuel will be extradited to New Orleans to face one charge of second-degree murder and nine counts of attempted murder. No photo of Manuel was immediately available.

The tearful father of the man killed in the shooting thanked law enforcement for their quick work in catching the first suspect, 20-year-old Jordan Clay, on Thursday.

"I have lost a part of my life, please keep us in your prayers," said Kim Toliver, father of victim Demontris Toliver.

Clay was arrested in St. Martin Parish Thursday night and is also awaiting extradition to Orleans Parish.

NOPD Chief Michael Harrison said Clay is currently being held in Breaux Bridge.

Harrison said law enforcement delivered on the promise to aggressively investigate the shooting.

"We made a commitment we would conduct a thorough investigation. Our detectives hit the ground running," Harrison said.

Harrison said it is believed that an ongoing dispute began outside New Orleans and culminated in the Sunday shooting.

NOPD homicide detectives worked with support from the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force, Lafayette Police Department, ATF and Louisiana State Police.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu lauded the NOPD response as "spectacular" and said the gunmen showed a complete disregard for the lives of those around them.

"All options are on the table to continue to secure this city," Landrieu said. "In order for our people to prosper, they need to be safe."

A fund has been set up to help the Toliver family with funeral expenses. Contributions can be made at any Gulf Coast Bank & Trust location.

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