KENNER, La. - A New Orleans man who was on parole has been arrested after a road rage incident in which police say he fired a gun into a pickup truck and hit a 10-year-old boy who was sitting in the back seat.
David Sean Jackson, 26, has been charged with attempted second-degree murder, criminal damage to property, possession of a firearm by a person convicted of certain felonies, several traffic violations, illegal carrying of weapons and intent to distribute cocaine.
The child was undergoing surgery at University Hospital for fragments that entered his sinus cavity. A spokesman for the Kenner Police said if the fragments could not be removed, the child would need plastic surgery.
According to Kenner Police, the incident started around 2 p.m. near the I-10/610 split when a 50-year-old male driver of a red pickup passed Jackson's Acura and then went in the same lane as the Acura.
Police said Jackson's Acura and the pickup truck then alternately passed each other up as they headed on I-10 into Kenner at which point Jackson pulled alongside the pickup and fired a few times into the truck, striking the 10-year-old boy in the face.
The truck then rammed Jackson's Acura and the chase continued on Williams Blvd. and the pickup rammed the Acura a second time. Kenner Police, who were alerted to the chase, stopped both vehicles at Williams and Driftwood.
Also riding in Jackson's vehicle were his 25-year-old girlfriend and his 6-year-old and 5-month-old sons.
Police said Jackson was on parole until August 2016 for drug distribution and firearm possession.
Kenner Police will be consulting with the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office whether criminal charges should be filed against the driver of the red pickup truck. No other injuries were reported. At the time of this press release, Jackson remains in custody, no bond has been set.