NOPD: Sewerage & Water Board employee fatally shoots co-worker

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UPDATE: As of July 29, 2021 NOPD arrested 31-year-old Damon Rideau.

NOPD Homicide Unit detectives determined him to be the perpetrator in this incident. 

Rideau was arrested and booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center on one count of second-degree murder.

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — A Sewerage & Water Board employee shot his co-worker to death Thursday morning, according to NOPD.

The shooting happened in the 3500 block of Franklin Avenue.

It’s unclear if the two were on the clock when the shooting happened. NOPD says the victim died at the hospital.

As of 4:45 p.m. the suspect has not been booked an NOPD spokesperson said.

The Sewerage & Water Board confirmed the two were co-workers but declined further comment.

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