|NOPD INVESTIGATING POSSIBLE SELF-DEFENSE INCIDENT ON ESPLANADE AVENUENEW ORLEANS, LA-TheNOPD is investigating an early morning shooting that detectives believe was an act of self-defense. The incident occurred in the 500 block of Esplanade Avenue.Around 1:15 a.m., a 64-year-old man told detectives he had just walked out of a night club in the 1400 block of Decatur Street when he was approached by an unknown female who gave him a compliment about his wardrobe. The female’s boyfriend became enraged and started a verbal altercation with the victim. The altercation escalated when the boyfriend told the victim that he was going to commit bodily harm and take his guitar. As the victim attemptedtodiffuse the situation and leave, the boyfriend charged towards him. Fearing for his safety, the victim told police he produced a pistol and shot the suspect once in the chest. After the shooting, several of the suspect’s accomplices attacked the victim and knocked him to the ground. While on the ground, the suspects punched and kicked the victim. The victim sustained several abrasions to the head and arms during the altercation.During the course of the investigation, the boyfriend, identified as 23-year-old Nicholas Temper, was transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest.28-year-old Floyd Winters was booked and charged with Simple Battery after he confessed to pinning the victim to the ground while an unknown suspect punched and kicked him. One suspect is still at- large.
Based on the information gathered from the victim and the independent witness, detectives determined that the shooting was in self-defense. The victim was interviewed and released pending consultation with the District Attorney’s office.
Floyd Winters is a white male mug shot he is being held on $5000 bond.