New Orleans — Police booked a 20-year-old man with murder after authorities said he shot and killed an Algiers man during a botched armed robbery Monday night.
Bobby James was arrested Tuesday afternoon and booked with second-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Cory Bush, 34, in the 6400 block of Brunswick Court in Algiers.
Police said that Bush was shot after he surprised three men who were robbing his relative at his Algiers home.
Police said Bush stumbled upon the attempted armed robbery around 9:45 p.m.
Three men had already forced Bush’s relative back inside the home at gunpoint demanding money. When Bush arrived at the home, the men panicked and opened fire. Bush was shot multiple times and died in a driveway, according to police.
Detective Barret Morton identified James as a suspect but investigators are still trying to determine the identity of the two other robbers. James was being questioned by police after his arrest.
He is already awaiting trial on simple burglary and obstruction of justice charges.
Police also are investigating the fatal shooting of an unidentified man around 11 p.m. in the 1800 block of Music Street.
That victim was found lying in the street after officers on patrol heard gunshots.
The man’s identity had not been determined late Tuesday afternoon.
Another shooting was reported Tuesday morning in the 1600 block of Montegut Street.
In that incident, a 21-year-old man was shot multiple times and was reported in critical condition at a hospital.
Then on Tuesday evening, an unidentified man was reported shot in the chest in the 8800 block of Hickory Street.
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