Posted: Jul 11, 2011 5:58 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 25-year-old man sent out of a Bourbon Street nightclub early Sunday for not wearing a shirt shot a bouncer and then shot at a policeman, who killed him, New Orleans police said.
It was the second shooting in two days within blocks on Bourbon Street, a popular tourist spot where all-night clubs and bars offer entertainment ranging from live music to raunchy shows. Police said the shooting early Saturday injured two bystanders.
The man shot Sunday was Justin Schaubert of New Iberia, coroner's investigator John Gagliano said.
Schaubert had pulled a gun after being told to put on a shirt or leave the Bourbon Blues Company about 3:45 a.m., said Officer Hilal Williams, a police spokeswoman.
He left but, in spite of the gun, bouncers chased him and grabbed him on the street, she said. After a shot that grazed the back of a 33-year-old bouncer's head, he fired at Officer Bryan Bordes, who shot him in the body, Williams said. As is standard, Bordes has been assigned to desk work while the shooting is investigated, she said.
She did not know whether Schaubert had the gun in his hand when he was grabbed, whether the scuffle was upright or on the ground, or other details.
The bouncer was listed in good condition, Williams said.
The earlier shooting was about 11 p.m. Friday, five blocks from Bourbon Blues Company. Bullets hit a 51-year-old's left forearm and grazed a 19-year-old's abdomen, police said.
They posted surveillance video on YouTube, asking for help identifying and finding two men wanted for that shooting. Sgt. Nick Gernon said police cannot yet discuss whether that video has brought in any tips.
Williams said she had asked the district commander whether overnight patrols on Bourbon Street will be increased in light of the shootings, but had not yet received a reply.