Man arrested in Chalmette was wanted in a N.O. drive-by shooting Tuesday night in which 3 people were injured in Hollygrove; He has been transferred to N.O.

Posted: June 20th, 2013 | Filed under: News Releases

Jerrold-SmithA man arrested in Chalmette was wanted in a New Orleans drive-by shooting Tuesday evening in which three people were injured in Hollygrove, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Jerrold Smith, 33, has been transferred to jail in New Orleans after his arrest early Wednesday morning at the home of a friend who lived in the Woodlands Apartments, 7900 Patricia St., Chalmette.

It was the friend who called the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday and reported that Smith, who he had learned was wanted, was at the apartment, Sheriff Pohlmann said.

The man who called said he had advised Smith to turn himself in and Smith was still there when deputies arrived, the sheriff said.

New Orleans police took custody of Smith on Wednesday, when he was transferred to jail in New Orleans.

The man who lived at the apartment in Chalmette allowed sheriff’s deputies to search his residence, where a Glock magazine containing bullets was found in a bedroom.

Smith, when arrested, listed his address as 920 Green St., New Orleans, but he had clothing at the friend’s apartment and appeared to be living there, authorities said.

Three men were shot in Hollygrove on Tuesday evening, according to New Orleans police, in what witnesses described as a drive-by shooting.

New Orleans authorities didn’t release information about the three victims but news reports said one man was struck in a knee and in the torso and another man was shot in the buttocks.

Witnesses also told the media there appeared to be two men in the vehicle from which the shots were fired Tuesday evening.