NEW ORLEANS – Court papers show that a witness's statement and photo identification led to an arrest in a playground shootout that wounded 17 people.
Joseph "Moe" Allen faces 17 counts of attempted murder in the Nov. 22 gunfight after a neighborhood parade. He's being held on $1.7 million bond on those charges, and without bond on a Texas fugitive warrant accusing him of violating parole.
Louisiana corrections spokeswoman Pam Laborde says Allen was paroled in January, partway through a sentence for possessing heroin and stolen goods. She says Texas officials agreed to his request to supervise him until the sentence ends in January 2019.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says the Texas warrant is based on the New Orleans allegations, since Allen's parole required him to stay in Texas.