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UPDATE: Father arrested, booked in connection with shooting of baby

Posted at 3:11 PM, Jan 02, 2022

UPDATE: New Orleans police arrested a local man in connection with the Saturday shooting of a one-year-old baby.

Corey R. Davis, 26, was arrested in connection with the shooting that happened at the corner of Decatur and Spain streets. He was booked with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree cruelty to a juvenile, domestic abuse aggravated assault, aggravated criminal damage to property, felon in possession of a firearm, illegal use of a weapon and theft of a motor vehicle.

NOPD VOWS, U.S. Marshals and NOPD Child Abuse Unit detectives located Davis today at a location in the Fifth District. Davis was arrested without incident, they say.

NOPD officers were called to a local hospital Saturday afternoon when a one-year-old was brought there with multiple gunshot wounds. They identified Davis - who is the baby's father - as a person of interest.

Davis was later determined to be the perpetrator in this incident, and a warrant was obtained for his arrest, police say.

NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said "this is another unfortunate incidence of violence in our city that was found to be domestic in nature, and also where a child – in this case, a 1-year-old infant shot by his own father – was the victim of a tragic, senseless and violent crime. As I’ve said before, practicing self-responsibility and implementing proper conflict resolution skills can help to avoid tragic situations like this.”

Anyone with additional information on this incident or on Corey Davis’ whereabouts asked to contact NOPD Child Abuse Unit detectives at 504-658-5267 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.