Troopers report man wanted in deadly N.O. area shooting arrested - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Troopers report man wanted in deadly N.O. area shooting arrested in Lafayette area

Abbie Head (Source: New Orleans Police Department) Abbie Head (Source: New Orleans Police Department)
ST. MARTIN PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

Louisiana State Police said a man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting in the New Orleans area was arrested Friday morning near Lafayette.

Troop I reported Abbie Head, 62, of Algiers, was found at a hotel in the Broussard area around 4 a.m. and taken into custody. He was booked into the St. Martin Parish Jail on a warrant for second-degree murder. He will later be sent back to New Orleans to face charges.

The St Martin Parish Sheriff's Office assisted Louisiana State Police with the search and capture of Head.

The New Orleans Police Department reported Head went to a home in Algiers around 9 p.m. to meet with a family member and after an argument, pulled out a shotgun and fired at a 28-year-old woman. Police added she was hit twice and pronounced dead at the scene. Her name was not released.

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