Report: Man accused of opening fire on RTA bus admits to meth use

Report: Man accused of opening fire on RTA bus admits to meth use

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A man accused of opening fire on an RTA bus admitted to excessive drug use, according to a report by our partners NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. 

The shooting happened in the 1500 block of Flood Street in the Lower Ninth Ward on February 16.

The suspect, Dimitris Polk, boarded the bus and opened fire, striking the bus driver.

According to the report, Polk admitted he "shot up St. Claude." He also apologized and said in the warrant, "I'm sorry I shot those people. I took a lot of crystal meth, I'm having a bad trip. People are after me."

According to the report, Polk made the driver take him to another location before exiting the bus and fleeing.

NOPD said Polk was arrested at a neighbors residence.

He was charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery, criminal damage to property, illegal abuse of a weapon, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

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