Police say that detectives identified Corey Davis, the infant’s father, as the "perpetrator in this incident, and a warrant was obtained for his arrest." Davis was located on Jan. 2 at a location in the Fifth District and arrested without incident.
According to police, Davis faces multiple charges, including first-degree attempted murder, second-degree cruelty to a juvenile, domestic abuse aggravated assault, aggravated criminal damage to property, felon in possession of a firearm, illegal use of a weapon, and theft of a motor vehicle.
New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said in a statement, "This is another unfortunate incidence of violence in our city that was found to be domestic in nature, and also where a child — in this case, a 1-year-old infant shot by his own father — was the victim of a tragic, senseless and violent crime. As I’ve said before, practicing self-responsibility and implementing proper conflict resolution skills can help to avoid tragic situations like this."
Police did not disclose the current status of the child’s condition.