Shortly after 1 p.m., concerned citizens alerted an Orleans Parish Sheriff’s deputy to a man who had a gun, according to an NOPD news release. The officer saw the “distinct shape of a handgun” in the man’s waistband, stopped him and seized a 9-mm from him, which the officer then turned over to an NOPD Second District officer assisting with the arrest, police said.
Kendal Edwards, 23, was charged with illegal possession of a weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to jail records.
At least five other illegal-carrying cases were reported along the route Tuesday, four within a roughly one-block area in the Garden District, according to NOPD crime maps. Two were reported near St. Charles and Eighth, one at 3 p.m. and one at 5 p.m. Another two cases were reported a block away near St. Charles and Seventh, at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Finally, a weapons case was also reported just before 2 p.m. near St. Charles and Erato, near the same location where a double-shooting took place during Thursday’s parades. More details on those cases will be published as soon as they are available.