Contact: Ken Daley, Public Information
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (May 16) secured a murder indictment against a man accused of fatally shooting another man three months ago in New Orleans East.
Quintel Morgan was charged with the second-degree murder of 20-year-old Jawan Bradley in the indictment handed up by an Orleans Parish grand jury. Morgan, 26, faces a mandatory lifetime prison sentence if convicted of the charge.
Morgan additionally was charged with obstruction of justice in a homicide investigation and being a felon in possession of a firearm in connection to Bradley’s death. Stemming from a second arrest, Morgan also was indicted on a second count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, and single counts of possession with intent to distribute the controlled substances marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and Tramadol.
New Orleans police said Bradley was fatally shot in the head at 6:21 p.m. on Feb. 26, 2019. He was found unresponsive near the intersection of East Filmore Avenue and Piper Lane in the Pines Village neighborhood.
Morgan, who lived in a home within a block of the murder scene, was arrested the next day. At the time of his arrest, Morgan was armed with a 9mm handgun later determined by ballistics testing to be the gun that discharged shell casings where Bradley’s body was found.
Assistant District Attorney Abigail MacDonald presented the case to the grand jury.
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