Damyia McInnis indicted for murder in Algiers Christmas Day double shooting
April 11, 2019
For Immediate Release

Contact: Ken Daley, Public Information

District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (April 11) secured a murder indictment against a man accused of a double shooting in Algiers on Christmas Day 2018.

Damyia McInnis is charged with the second-degree murder of 48-year-old Leon Bush, the attempted second-degree murder of a second victim and obstructing justice in a homicide investigation. The indictment was handed up by an Orleans Parish grand jury.

McInnis, 28, faces mandatory lifetime imprisonment if found guilty of murdering Bush. Criminal District Judge Camille Buras left unchanged McInnis’ $500,000 bond on the murder charge after the indictment was read, but said bond amounts for the remaining counts will be set by the trial judge once the case has been randomly allotted.

New Orleans police found Bush dead from multiple gunshot wounds around 5:20 p.m. last Dec. 25 at the corner of General Meyer Avenue and Casimire Street. Also injured by gunfire was a 43-year-old woman who survived the shooting.

Assistant District Attorney Inga Petrovich presented the case to the grand jury.