Bourbon St. person of interest interviewed, released

Bourbon St. person of interest interviewed, released

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Bourbon St. person of interest interviewed, released

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Posted on July 3, 2014 at 8:43 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 3 at 12:03 PM

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NEW ORLEANS -- The person of interest in the Bourbon Street shooting on Sunday turned himself in to police Wednesday, was interviewed by NOPD detectives and was released by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office after being booked for unrelated warrants.

New Orleans police confirmed that Justin Odom was questioned by detectives.  Officer Hilal Williams, a spokesperson for NOPD, said, "and at this time we are still investigating what his involvement may be."   

One person, Brittany Thomas, 21, of Hammond, died and nine others were injured after gunshots rang out early Sunday morning on Bourbon Street.  Two of those injured in the shooting remain in the hospital as of Thursday morning. They are listed in stable condition.

Odom, 20, surrendered to Gretna police Wednesday. NOPD homicide detectives interviewed him, and while no charges have been filed against him in the Bourbon Street case, he was booked on unrelated charges, including outstanding traffic attachments and a shoplifting warrant.

After turning himself in to police, NOPD homicide detectives interviewed Odom with his attorney present, according to Tyler Gamble, a spokesman for Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

Following the interview, Odom was arrested and booked on unrelated warrants in Jefferson Parish, which included outstanding traffic attachments and a shoplifting warrant.

According to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Odom was booked into Jefferson Parish correctional facility Wednesday evening on the two outstanding attachments.  He completed the booking procedures and was released due to jail overcrowding Thursday. 

Odom is known to associate with a white male named either “Josh” or “Joe” who is also a person of interest in this investigation. 

Police haven't named Odom a suspect in this case.

Detectives are requesting for the public’s assistance in obtaining any photos or videos taken of the incident or any photos or videos taken from the French Quarter on the night of the incident to be sent to NOPDTIPS@nola.gov

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Odom or the identity of the second person of interest can call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. 

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