May 272019

Alphonse Young, 66

A woman was shot in the arm on Memorial Day in the Leonidas neighborhood, New Orleans police reported. It was the second shooting in the neighborhood during an especially violent weekend across New Orleans.

Arrested in this incident was Alphonse Young, 66. Young was booked into Orleans Parish Justice Center on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, negligent injuring and illegal use of weapons.

The shooting, the city’s ninth over the holiday weekend, occurred in the 2300 block of Joliet Street, police reported Monday afternoon.
Further details were not immediately available. Anyone with information is urged to call the NOPD Second District station at 504-658-6020 to speak to a detective, or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.
This story was updated with information on the arrest.

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