NOPD: Man goes on shooting, carjacking rampage, 1 officer injured

NOPD: Man goes on shooting, carjacking rampage, 1 officer injured
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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A 25-year-old man is accused of going on a crime spree across New Orleans that included shooting at NOPD officers and injuring one.

NOPD Chief Michael Harrison said Charles Williams, angered by a domestic incident with a female, opened fire at about 4:25 p.m. in the 1900 block of St. Roch Avenue, hitting three people who were on a porch. They are said to be in stable condition.

Harrison said Williams then traveled to N. Derbigny and Villere streets, where he shot someone in the face. Harrison said that victim was in surgery.

Williams then allegedly traveled to the 1700 block of Desire Parkway, where he carjacked someone at gunpoint.

After that crime, Harrison said Williams returned to the original scene on St. Roch, which was being processed by officers, and opened fire. One NOPD officer sustained a graze wound and is said to be in good condition.

Harrison said Williams then led officers on a high-speed chase that ended with him flipping the stolen car he was driving at Dumaine and N. Carrollton Avenue. He was taken into custody there without incident. Harrison said Williams' gun was found at the N. Carrollton scene.

Another incident, which Harrison said was being investigated as possibly being connected to the spree, occurred just before 4:30 p.m. in the 2400 block of Elysian Fields. Police said one person was shot and killed, and his car rear-ended a vehicle occupied by two people. Those individuals were taken to University Medical Center, where they are in stable condition. will update this story as more details are released.

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