Thu. May 23rd, 2024

A 56-year-old man police detained for questioning about a shooting outside of a Louisiana home Tuesday has been arrested, the New Orleans Police Department said.

Gregory Chapman is accused of killing his wife, 47-year-old Tomika Chapman, in the 7900 block of Lehigh Street at about 1:35 p.m.

Police said Chapman turned himself in at the Third District station and was booked with second degree murder.

Documents filed in Civil District Court reveal that Chapman lived on Lehigh Street with Tomika, who filed a protective order against him as recently as January.

In it, Tomika alleged that Chapman punched, choked and threatened her and their four-year-old daughter.

Additional domestic abuse filings dating back to 2002 detail Gregory Chapman’s abusive past, according to Orleans Civil District Court records.

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By Buffy Gunner

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