A 1-year-old boy was brought to a hospital in New Orleans with multiple gunshot wounds and now police say the boy’s father has been arrested for attempted homicide.
Around 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 1, police were notified of a 1-year-old boy who had multiple gunshot wounds arriving at a local hospital, the New Orleans Police Department said.
An investigation began, which determined the shooting took place at an intersection in New Orleans, police said.
Officials then determined 27-year-old Corey Davis, the father of the victim, was a person of interest in the incident. He was later determined to be the perpetrator in the incident and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Davis was found at a location in the Fifth District and was arrested without incident, according to authorities.
He was booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center and charged with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree cruelty to a juvenile, domestic abuse aggravated assault, aggravated criminal damage to property, felon in possession of a firearm, illegal use of a weapon and theft of a motor vehicle, police said.
New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said, “This is another unfortunate incidence of violence in our city that was found to be domestic in nature, and also where a child – in this case, a 1-year-old infant shot by his own father – was the victim of a tragic, senseless and violent crime. As I’ve said before, practicing self-responsibility and implementing proper conflict resolution skills can help to avoid tragic situations like this.”
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is asked to call detectives at (504) 658-5267.