NEW ORLEANS, LA – The NOPD has arrested 22-year-old Willie Nguyen in connection with discharging a firearm on December 31, 2014, near the intersection of Bullard Avenue and Dwyer Road.

Shortly before 10:30 p.m., Seventh District Officer Jonathan Parker was on proactive patrol in the area when he heard gunshots. Officer Parker began following the sound of the shots which led him to an abandoned service road where he came upon Nguyen and three other subjects. Once Nguyen observed the officer, he immediately placed an AK-47 rifle into a case and attempted to walk away from it. Nguyen was apprehended without incident and admitted to being the only one who fired the rifle.

Nguyen was booked with Illegal Use of a Weapon.

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Officer Hilal B. Williams

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