St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office
New Orleans Police have arrested a Violet man wanted in St. Bernard Parish for attempted murder for a Dec. 16 shooting in Violet in which a man suffered a minor leg injury, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.
The sheriff said Edward Charles Henry, who made 22 on New Year’s Day, was arrested Friday night in the French Quarter and is now in the St. Bernard Parish Prison, being held without bond pending an appearance before a judge.
Henry was spotted at the intersection of St. Louis and Bourbon streets and taken into custody.
St. Bernard Parish sheriff’s detectives had obtained warrants for Henry’s arrest from a judge after he was a suspect in the shooting of Darius Taylor, 17, who suffered a graze wound to the right leg in a Dec. 16 incident in the 2800 block of Daniel Drive in Violet, Sheriff Pohlmann said.
Henry was wanted for four counts of attempted murder in that incident after he fired several shots at Taylor and in the direction of a parked car in which three women were inside. No one but Taylor was injured and he was treated and released from a hospital, the sheriff said.
Henry was also wanted on arrest warrants charging criminal damage to property and marijuana possession.
The incident on Daniel Drive began with several women arguing and Taylor had gotten out of an auto to confront Henry, who responded by firing several shots, the sheriff said.
Sheriff’s detectives had been looking for Henry and earlier this week got information he might be at a residence in eastern New Orleans.
With the help of New Orleans police, Sheriff Pohlmann said, detectives went to the residence and didn’t find Henry but recovered a .22-caliber handgun believed to have been used in the Dec. 16 shooting.