New Orleans LA February 24 2019
For the second time this week, a gun stolen from a security officer has been used to kill a person and injure three others.
This time, the security officer’s gun was taken in New Orleans while he was trying to remove a man from a bar on Bobrun Street.
It happened early Sunday when the man struggled with the security guard, stole his gun and started shooting, killing an innocent bystander and injuring three others, New Orleans police said.
The shooting happened after 3 a.m. at Willie’s Chicken Shack in the 400 block of Bourbon Street.
New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said the suspect shot the security guard and two people walking down Bourbon Street.
One of those injured by gunfire — an unidentified woman — died at University Medical Center. The other innocent bystander — an unidentified man — is being treated at an area hospital and will be released soon, Ferguson said.
The suspect was also shot in the melee. It’s unclear how he was shot.
The security guard is in stable condition, while the suspect who fired the shots was in surgery, authorities said. Neither of those men were identified.
WWL-TV spoke with a man who described seeing the deadly gunfire erupt. He said the security guard and the man with whom he was struggling both were falling over when the bullets started flying.
“Everyone ran … (when) they heard a pop,” the man said.
A video being circulated on the social media platform Snapchat showed a man in a dark shirt, jeans, and a neck brace being stretchered into an ambulance on Bourbon while large crowd on both sides of the street watched. One voice can be heard saying, “This is crazy.”
This shooting comes just days after a man attacked a security officer at an El Paso Texas apartment complex, took his gun and then used it in a 7-11 store robbery where he killed the clerk with the security guard’s gun.
Police said Sharod Chavez Moore, 24, killed Arbin Iglesias, 25, during a robbery at an East El Paso 7-Eleven store on Wednesday.
Six guns were stolen from security officers during the past ten days.