NOPD: Father arrested for allegedly shooting infant child multiple times on New Year’s Day

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The New Orleans Police Department arrested 27-year-old Corey R. Davis as a suspect in an attempted homicide incident that occurred at the Marigny intersection of Decatur and Spain streets on Saturday, Jan. 1.

According to the NOPD, the suspect was allegedly involved in the shooting of a 1-year-old infant at around 3:20 p.m. on New Year’s Day. The victim was taken to the hospital afterward with multiple gunshot wounds.

Corey R. Davis (Photo: NOPD)

Authorities have identified Davis, who is the father of the infant, was arrested and booked on the following charges;

  • 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

Law enforcement agents from NOPD VOWS, U.S. Marshals and the NOPD Child Abuse Unit were commended by NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson for the work involved in the investigation and arrest.

“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 Ferguson.

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

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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