1 arrested, 1 sought in holiday gunfire in New Orleans

Police in New Orleans say one arrest has been made in connection with a Thanksgiving weekend gunfight that injured 12 people

That feud resulted in gunfire — in front of a parked police unit with several officers nearby — when the two encountered each other early on Sunday, Dec. 1. It happened on busy Canal Street amid crowds in town for the annual Bayou Classic college football game.

Ferguson identified one suspect as Stafford Stalks, 21. Stalks was in custody after his arrest in St. Mary. Charges he faces include eight counts of attempted second-degree murder. He was awaiting transfer to New Orleans and it was unclear if he had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

Still at large was LaBryson Polidore, 22, who faced 10 counts of attempted second-degree murder. Polidore was hit in the foot during the gunfight, Ferguson said.

“Mr. Polidore was captured on video that many of you have seen, shooting his weapon right in front of a marked police unit that was parked right there,” Ferguson said.