A 46-year-old man from Georgia bartending at the Cat’s Meow on Bourbon street died early Sunday morning when a bullet fired on the street outside the popular French Quarter bar struck him in the chest.
The information, provided by a law enforcement source, shed new light on the shooting, which happened at 2:05 a.m. Sunday and was first reported by the New Orleans Police Department later that morning.
The man’s name has not been released as authorities work to notify his family.
Police arrested Daphney D. Jackson, 24, and booked her on counts of manslaughter, obstruction of justice and illegal use of weapons.
Authorities say someone fired at least two bullets on the street outside the bar, with one of them passing through an exterior shutter and into the bar, striking the victim in the chest.
Investigators found the man behind the bar in a seated position, as if he collapsed to the floor where he was standing.
City crime cameras at St. Peter and Bourbon captured Jackson, the suspect, arguing with someone, pulling a gun out of her waistband before firing into the crowd. Jackson fled but was caught by an Orleans Parish Sheriff’s deputy on St. Peter.
Jackson did not have a gun on her, and police suspect she gave it to someone who took the weapon from the scene.
Police recovered two spent .40 caliber shell casings from the scene.