NEW ORLEANS - Police released photographs of two additional 'persons of interest' in last Sunday's shooting incident on Bourbon Street and later questioned one of the men and ruled out the other man as having a connection to the shooting.
The images are infrared images captured by a low-light camera. Police emphasized that those people were not suspects, but were thought to possibly have information in connection with the case.
Detectives no longer consider the man with the dreadlocks a person of interest. The other person pictured was interviewed. He's not being charged with the shootings at this time, but was taken into custody on unrelated warrants.
State troopers approved for N.O.
Governor Bobby Jindal has agreed to assign 50 state police troopers to the city of New Orleans through Labor Day, according to State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson.
The approval comes after a request by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu for aid in patrolling New Orleans streets following last weekend's shooting on Bourbon Street.
The troopers will be assigned to the French Quarter, CBD, Marigny and Bywater areas.
In all 10 people were shot and one - Brittany Thomas of Hammond - was killed in the Bourbon Street incident.
Several surveillance videos showed a gunman firing toward a fleeing crowd of people. The crime jolted the community and made national and international news.
In the wake of the shooting, Mayor Landrieu asked for more help patrolling city streets, especially with this weekend's high-profile and highly-attended Essence Festival.
Police had brought in a 'person of interest' for questioning. He was being held on minor charges in Jefferson Parish, but was released.