Contact: Ken Daley, Public Information
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (April 11) secured a murder indictment against a New Orleans man accused of killing a man as part of an attempted double shooting in Gentilly last December.
Abdul “Doodie” Madison was charged with the second-degree murder of 28-year-old Melvin Carter in the indictment handed up by an Orleans Parish grand jury. Madison also was charged with the attempted second-degree murder of a 19-year-old man who escaped from the shooting unharmed, obstructing justice in a homicide investigation and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Madison, 18, faces a mandatory lifetime prison sentence if found guilty of Carter’s murder.
Criminal District Judge Camille Buras left unchanged Madison’s $500,000 bond on the murder charge, but left bonds on the additional counts to be set by the trial judge once the case has been randomly allotted.
According to New Orleans police, Madison opened fire on the men as they sat inside a car around 11:30 p.m. near the intersection of St. Anthony and Sere streets. Carter’s girlfriend and mother later found the victim and transported him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:35 a.m. from a gunshot wound to the chest.
Assistant District Attorney Abigail MacDonald presented the case to the grand jury.
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