Unidentified Female, 43, Bayou Body Count No. 94

An arrest has been made in a wild shootout that killed a woman in the Third Ward Sunday.

Police have not released the woman's name, but they have arrested Richard Gregory Harrison, 48, for faces one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of being
a felon in possession of a firearm. No murder charges have been filed yet.

HPD Sgt. T. Biggs and officer M. Brady do an admirable job describing events:

The female and her brother, Harrison, pulled up to where Mr. Harris (the female's boyfriend) was drinking beer with friends. They got out of their truck and both opened fire on Harris, who was struck one time before he got into his vehicle and retrieved a pistol. Harris returned fire and killed the female. Suspect Harrison and Harris continued to exchange gunfire until police arrived.

Good idea, to stop exchanging gunfire once the police get there.

The incident happened about 5 p.m. Sunday in the 2400 block of Tierwester.

It sounds like a tempestuous romance was involved:

Investigators learned the female and Harris had filed assault reports against one another, one regarding an incident on Friday (Apr. 23) in which the female claimed Harris struck her in the face with a beer bottle. The other incident, Harris said, happened about 7:30 p.m. on Saturday (Apr. 24) when the female fired shots into his car.

Police are still continuing their investigation.

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