Man indicted for murder in fatal Mardi Gras shooting

Man indicted for murder in fatal Mardi Gras shooting
Eddie Dingle. Source: Orleans Parish Jail

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.

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