NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The New Orleans Police Department began investigating a deadly shooting in the St.Roch neighborhood Friday afternoon.
According to NOPD, a shooting happened in the 1800 block of Painters Street around 12:46 p.m. that resulted in the killing of a young woman.
Reports show when police arrived at the location they found the victim with gunshot injuries, she was pronounced dead on the scene.
On Monday, May 9, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 18-year-old Tyshaunda Riles. The preliminary cause of her death has been listed as a gunshot wound.
Through the investigation, detectives reported that they developed a second 18-year-old as a suspect in the case. Shawn May was originally detained for questioning, however, NOPD later determined May to be the perpetrator and obtained an arrest warrant.
May faces charges that include one count each of negligent homicide and one count of obstruction of justice.
May was arrested and booked accordingly into the Orleans Parish Justice Center.
Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Detective Rayell Johnson at 504-658-5300.