16-Year-Old Arrested in Connection to Murder of Tourist in New Orleans During Carnival Season

NEW ORLEANS, La. – New Orleans Police have made an arrest in connection to the murder of a tourist who was shot and killed in the city during the beginning of Carnival Season. The 16-year-old suspect was apprehended in Jefferson Parish on unrelated charges, but the investigation into the murder is still ongoing, with detectives following up on other leads.

Neighbors in the area believe a blue car found in Bayou St. John is linked to the murder of 32-year-old Jacob Carter, who was fatally shot at the intersection of Bourbon and Kerlerec last Friday. Some residents claim that the blue car belonged to the individual who committed the crime. Workers in the area reported the sighting of the floating car in the bayou, prompting them to call the authorities.

Carter, who was vacationing with his husband from Tacoma, Washington, at the time of his death, was the co-owner of Howdy Bagel in Washington State. The shop has temporarily closed in the wake of the tragic incident, with over $200,000 in donations pouring in since Carter’s passing.

There have been reports from residents in the area indicating that the street lights were not working at the time of the crime, but the city has since fixed one light and is working to address other potential issues with the street lights in the area.

Tourists in the city have expressed their shock and concern over the incident, emphasizing the need to stay vigilant while visiting New Orleans. As the investigation continues, the community is hoping for justice to be served in this tragic case. The circumstances surrounding the situation are still unknown, as authorities work to bring closure to the victim’s loved ones and seek out the responsible party.