'Person of interest' in Bourbon Street shooting turns self in - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

'Person of interest' in Bourbon Street shooting surrenders to police

Justin Odom, a person of interest in Sunday's Bourbon Street shooting, has turned himself in. 

According to a city spokesperson, Odom, 20, turned himself in to Gretna Police Wednesday afternoon. NOPD homicide detectives interviewed Odom with his attorney present. 

Odom was arrested and booked on unrelated warrants in Jefferson Parish.

The NOPD named Odom as a person of interest on Wednesday. The announcement comes following the release of surveillance video, allegedly depicting of Odom, on Tuesday.

Police say Odom is known to associate with a white male named either "Josh" or "Joe" who is also a person of interest in the investigation. 

Ten people were shot around 2:45 a.m. in the 700 block of Bourbon Street on Sunday. One of the ten victims was pronounced dead on Wednesday.

Brittany Thomas, 21, died around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to officials. Thomas was from Hammond, Louisiana. She was previously listed in critical condition.

As of Tuesday evening, four victims remain hospitalized and five have been treated and released. The victims include:

  • 19-year-old female who remains in the hospital in stable condition. Arkansas
  • 18-year-old male who mains in the hospital in stable condition. New Orleans
  • 35-year-old male who remains in the hospital in stable condition. Mississippi
  • 21-year-old Amy Matthews who remains in the hospital in stable condition. Australia 
  • 22-year-old male. Harvey
  • 22 year-old male. New Orleans
  • 17 year-old female. Alabama
  • 20-year-old female. Alabama
  • 39-year-old male. Florida

City and national leaders gathered on Tuesday to discuss the mass shooting on Bourbon Street that has captured international attention, urging anyone with information on the incident to come forward.

"For those of you that are holding on to information under the guise of protecting individuals in your community who have perpetrated violence in our streets under the concept of no snitching or stop snitching, let me tell you something - that is the handiwork of the devil," said U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite.

A new call for the public to get involved comes following new information about the ten victims. Six victims are from out of state, one being from as far away as Australia, police said Tuesday.

Detectives are requesting for the public's assistance in obtaining any photos or videos taken of the incident or any photos or videos taken from the French Quarter on the night of the shooting to be sent to NOPDTIPS@nola.gov.

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