NEW ORLEANS — A 46-year-old employee described by fellow employees as the "glue" at Cat's Meow Karaoke Bar is the victim in the fatal Bourbon Street shooting early Sunday morning. Police have arrested the suspected shooter.
The Cat's Meow was closed Sunday evening after the fatal shooting left Spencer Hudson dead.
"I heard from a friend who is like, 'what the hell, there was a shooting last night at Cat's.' I'm like, 'wait a minute, what?" said Miranda Nixon, a tarot card reader who works daily next to the Cat's Meow. "It just shocks the hell out of me."
According to NOPD, police responded to the 700 block of Bourbon Street just after 2 a.m. They found Hudson with a gunshot wound to his chest inside a business.
Police stated he was hit by a stray bullet fired from the street by 24-year-old Daphney Jackson. Hudson was working the bar inside the Cat's Meow when he was hit.
"He was great, friendly, loved everybody, he loved people, loved to have fun," Nixon said.
Jackson was arrested and faces charges of manslaughter, obstruction of justice, and illegal use of a weapon. She's being held on a $450,000 bond.
Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call NOPD Homicide Detective Walter Edmond at 504-658-5300, or call Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.