- Associated Press - Friday, November 1, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with a July gunfight that left one dead and three wounded.

A statement from District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office says 32-year-old David “Fella” Patton was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday. Patton was charged in the death of 29-year-old Lemant Stewart Jr.

He also faces three counts of attempted second-degree murder in connection with a gunfight that authorities said happened following a dispute at Stewart’s apartment.

Prosecutors say Patton shot three men and targeted a woman who escaped injury.

Patton faces life in prison if convicted of second-degree murder.



His bond was set at $2.65 million. A hearing where he could enter a plea was pending.

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