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Police: Bellman accidentally shot as Uber driver defends himself from carjacker

Suspect: 28-year-old Andre Satcher (Source: OPSO) Suspect: 28-year-old Andre Satcher (Source: OPSO)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating an early morning attempted carjacking and shooting that left an innocent bystander injured.

According to police, an Uber driver picked up a passenger from the Ritz Carlton Hotel just before 1:30 a.m. While stopped at a red light at the intersection of North Rampart Street and Canal Street a man, later identified as 28-year-old Andre Satcher, a got out of a silver sedan with a gun and demanded that the driver and the passenger get out of the vehicle. Both of the victims complied.

As the driver was exiting the vehicle, he grabbed his pistol off of the car door and began shooting at the Satcher. A hotel bellman who was standing nearby was shot in the hand. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for his injury.

Satcher fled the scene in the vehicle but later crashed. He attempted to flee the scene on foot but was quickly apprehended by police at the intersection of Canal Street and Bourbon Street.  

Police have not said if the Uber driver will be charged in the shooting. 

The incident remains under investigation. 

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