NEWORLEANS-- A 34-year-old man is behind bars hours after he allegedly shot a 28-year-old man Monday in Treme.
The shooting happened in the 2500 block of Saint Ann Street at about noon.
According to the New Orleans Police Department spokesman Officer Frank Robertson, 34-year-old Lamir Davis approached the victim from behind, yelled out his name and fired several shots at him. He then fled on foot.
The victim is suffering from a gunshot wound to his midsection, Robertson said. He is in stable condition.
Less than an hour after the shooting, Robertson said, detectives working the crime saw a man entering a home that matched the gunman's description but who was dressed in different clothing.
After officers placed Davis under arrest, they found he had heroin residue in his possession.
Davis has a length criminal history, with multiple prior arrests on drug and theft charges. He is currently on probation until April 24 for simple burglary. He now faces charges of aggravated battery by shooting, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of heroin and for violating his probation.