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NOPD: Man sought in Algiers carjacking later arrested after shooting at pregnant girlfriend

Police investigate the suspects vehicle in eastern New Orleans. (FOX 8) Police investigate the suspects vehicle in eastern New Orleans. (FOX 8)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

NOPD officers arrested a man accused of stealing a SUV and then shooting at his pregnant girlfriend.

Officers said while searching for the stolen SUV, they got another call about a domestic disturbance which they said led them straight to the suspect.

Police arrested 38-year-old Leroy Garrett for carjacking and domestic aggravated burglary. Investigators said they confiscated four firearms found on him.

About 9:30 a.m., officers went to check out a report of a carjacking in the 3500 block of General Meyer Avenue. At 10:12 a.m., officers got a call about a domestic aggravated burglary in the 9600 block of Hayne Boulevard.

Police said Garrett stole a blue Ford Explorer in Algiers and drove to his pregnant girlfriend's apartment in New Orleans East.

They said Garrett fired a shot at the victim but missed.

Neighbors called the incident unnerving.

"It's kind of scary because I always stayed in these apartments so I'm not used to like violence and stuff going on, but I hope that doesn't happen again," Arrianne Phipps said.

Ed Rosa witnessed the arrest just a block over.

"I was like in awe. Like, I couldn't believe it. Like, you know, I mean who shoots at a pregnant woman even to begin with you know, who shoots at a woman period," Rosa said.

NOPD said no one was hurt and Garrett is being treated at a hospital for possible drug intake.

They say officers will book Garrett after he gets out of the hospital.

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