NOPD arrests three men for pointing guns at Tulane students

Armando Marin, Online News Editor

New Orleans Police Department arrested three men for pointing guns at two Tulane students and firing their guns while riding in a pickup truck around 2:30 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of Freret and Broadway streets.

Nicholas Ebright, 21; Mark Maunoir, 19; and Jude West, 22 were charged with two counts each of aggravated assault with a firearm and one count each of illegal use and illegal carrying of a weapon.

The two students reported to Tulane University Police Department that they heard guns from a short distance away while standing at the corner of Freret and Broadway streets, the TUPD daily activity report states. The students provided TUPD with information about the suspects, the vehicle and the direction toward which the vehicle fled.

TUPD contacted NOPD, who later located the vehicle and apprehended the suspects near a Burger King on the corner of Claiborne and South Carollton avenues. NOPD officers recovered two guns and additional ammo.

TUPD Superintendent Jon Barnwell said TUPD did not issue a crime alert to the Tulane community because the suspects were apprehended. As a result, there was no longer a pending threat from the individuals responsible.

Ebright had bond set at $50,000 and will appear in his next hearing on March 30. Maunoir and West had bonds set at $20,000 each and have hearings on April 30.