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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — A shooting at a Tchoupitoulas business sends one man behind bars, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

On Wednesday (Feb. 22), the NOPD says 39-year-old Darren Taylor reportedly went inside a business in the  2300 block of Tchoupitoulas Street armed with a gun and began shooting at employees.

Officers say Taylor left the scene, leading them on a short foot chase before being captured and arrested. He now faces charges of:

  • Attempted second-degree murder
  • Aggravated assault with a firearm
  • Aggravated criminal damage to property with a firearm
  • Illegal carrying of a weapon
  • Illegal use of a weapon

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to contact Sixth District detectives at (504) 658-6060 or Crimestoppers anonymously at (504) 822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-7867.