NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A 29-year-old has been indicted for murder after a fatal shooting on St. Charles Avenue on Mardi Gras Day.
Eddie Dingle, 21, is charged with the second-degree murder of 29-year-old Maurice Williams in the indictment handed up by an Orleans Parish grand jury, according to District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro.
Dingle faces a mandatory life prison sentence if convicted of the charge.
Dingle is accused of gunning down Williams during the second dispute that erupted between two groups of neighboring parade-goers camped in the 2400 block of St. Charles Avenue. The fatal shooting occurred around 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 13, 2018.
Dingle remained at large when the indictment was read.
Dingle was free on a $100,000 bond posted after Orleans Parish Magistrate Commissioner Albert Thibodeaux twice lowered his bond, first from $250,000 and later from $150,000.
Criminal District Judge Robin Pittman set Dingle's new bond at $1 million after the indictment was read.
Assistant District Attorney Inga Petrovich presented the case to the grand jury.