Altercation leads to fatal shooting on Canal Street; victim identified, suspect arrested

24-year-old Khutbi Abdelkader
24-year-old Khutbi Abdelkader(NOPD)
Updated: May. 6, 2021 at 10:59 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - One man is dead and another is behind bars after police say an altercation lead to a shooting on Canal Street on Wednesday, May 5.

Khutbi Abdelkader, 24, was arrested and booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center for one count of second-degree murder.

New Orleans Police responded to a call of a shooting in the 900 block of Canal Street for a shooting just before 5 p.m. When they arrived at the scene, they found a man with a gunshot wound to his body. The victim, identified as Anthony Francois, 30, was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Abdelkader was detained at the scene for questioning and later identified as the suspect in the shooting.

According to investigators, Abdelkader and Francois were involved in a verbal altercation outside of a business. During the altercation, Francois was shot.

The shooting remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about the shooting, they are asked to contact NOPD Homicide Detective Jameson Diesburg at (504) 658-5300.

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