A New Orleans man was arrested on Friday in connection with a shooting inside a New Orleans East apartment building that left his ex-girlfriend’s companion with a collapsed lung.
Police booked 33-year-old Christopher Carter, whose address was recorded in the 2800 block of Josephine Street in Central City, on one count of attempted first degree murder.
Officers allege that Carter entered the apartment in the Chateau Lane complex about 2 a.m. on Nov. 30. Carter then questioned his ex-girlfriend and a male companion, 26, “about them laying in the bed together with his 5-year-old son without any clothing,” police said in a warrant.
The ex-girlfriend told police that she and the man were fully clothed and that they had fallen asleep in the bed because they had been out all day. The woman said that despite her explanation, Carter “became enraged,” pulled a handgun out of his waistband and fired three shots.
Carter fled the scene, according to police. An arriving officer found the unnamed victim lying on the floor, suffering from gunshot wounds to his neck, upper left back, and lower back. As he was taken to the hospital for surgery, his lung collapsed, police said.
A judge on Saturday set bond for Carter on the attempted murder count at $125,000. He is being represented by the Orleans Public Defenders. A spokesperson declined to comment on the case.
Carter’s next court date has been set for March 30.