NOPD arrest father as suspect in attempted homicide of 1-year-old

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NEW ORLEANS, (BRPROUD)- The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) arrested Corey Davis in the investigation of an attempted homicide incident that occurred New Years Day at the corner of Decatur and Spain, Sunday, Jan. 2.

Davis is the father of the infant victim and also the person of interest in the homicide.

Davis was arrested and booked on charges of 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, according to NOPD.

“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,” said NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson. “As I’ve said before, practicing self-responsibility and implementing proper conflict resolution skills can help to avoid tragic situations like this.”

NOPD reports say on Jan. 1 about 3:20 p.m. NOPD Fifth District officers were notified of a 1-year-old infant suffering from multiple gunshot wounds— arrived at the local hospital via private conveyance.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact the NOPD Child Abuse Unit detectives at 504-658-5267.

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