Warrant issued for suspect in fatal Bourbon Street shooting in November; suspect already in Baton Rouge custody _lowres

Terry Mack

New Orleans police have issued an arrest warrant for a 22-year-old man they say fatally shot another man during an altercation on Bourbon Street in late November.

The suspect, Terry Mack, is already in custody in Baton Rouge on unrelated charges, according to the New Orleans Police Department. When he is extradited to New Orleans, police plan to book him on a second-degree murder count.

Police say he shot Brandon Robinson, 26, in the abdomen after an argument outside the Prohibition Bar and Balcony, in the 300 block of Bourbon, where Robinson worked as a bouncer. The club was closed on the night of the shooting, Nov. 28, which was the night before the Bayou Classic football game.

The NOPD says video shows Robinson in a “physical altercation” with several men just before the shooting. One of the men pulled out a gun and fired at Robinson several times, killing him.

Police had labeled Mack a person of interest in the shooting earlier this month and said they wanted to talk to him.

Mack has a relatively short criminal record in Baton Rouge’s 19th Judicial District Court that includes an April 2011 conviction on simple burglary for breaking into an elementary school, and an Oct. 5 arrest on a drug charge for possessing a cup that contained codeine.

According to another Bourbon Street worker who spoke to The New Orleans Advocate shortly after the killing, the violent argument began with a dispute over whether one of the men stepped on another’s tennis shoes.

Gennifer Robinson said last month that her brother had just had a second daughter on Nov. 24, four days before he was killed. She said Robinson, a Lower 9th Ward native, loved his job of beckoning people into the bar.

Donors contributed more than $2,000 to the family for expenses in an online fundraiser .

Homicide Detective Drew Deacon is investigating the case. He can be reached at (504) 658-5300.

Staff writer Laura Maggi contributed to this story.