A man accused of a Saturday evening shooting in Treme intended to hit his victim’s brother, police said in a warrant released after he was arrested Monday.
Police said witnesses told them that Ryan Hayes, 38, started shooting at a man who was arguing with Hayes’ daughter near Dumaine and North Dorgenois streets about 7 p.m. Saturday. That argument stemmed “from an earlier incident,” according to the warrant.
But Hayes missed his man, witnesses told police, and instead wounded his target’s brother in the foot. That brother was not involved in the argument, one witness said.
Hayes then fled the scene in a Nissan Altima but was arrested two days later, police said. His bail was set at $15,000 Tuesday on a count of aggravated second-degree battery.