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Man arrested for shooting that injured 8-year-old

Jared Helton was arrested for a shooting incident that injured an 8-year-old. Source: NOPD
Jared Helton was arrested for a shooting incident that injured an 8-year-old. Source: NOPD
Updated: Jul. 26, 2018 at 1:28 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The New Orleans Police Department  and U.S. Marshals have arrested a man connected to a shooting incident that injured an 8-year-old boy.

The incident happened in the 3600 block of Garden Oaks Drive on Sunday, July 22 shortly after midnight.

According to NOPD, officers responded to a reported aggravated battery by shooting incident where, on scene, they discovered the boy suffering from a gunshot wound to the back.

Jared Heldon, 20, was arrested and booked with aggravated battery by shooting and obstruction of justice.

Anyone with any other information on this incident is asked to contact any Fourth District detective at 504-658-6040 or call Crimestoppers anonymously at 504-822-1111 and toll- free at 1-877-903-7867.

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