My son was 5 years old when he made the disturbing announcement that “Cornbread” had been shot.
He told me a detailed account of Cornbread dribbling a basketball in the rain when “they” shot him — shot him in the back! Panicked at the thought that my son might have somehow witnessed a murder, I interrogated him: Who is Cornbread? Who is “they”? Where did you see Cornbread? When did you see Cornbread?
A 27-year-old man was shot to death Sunday afternoon on Washington Avenue in Central City, New Orleans police said.
Two women carjacked a driver at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon in the Lower Garden District, then led police on a chase into Central City, where they crashed and were arrested after trying to escape on foot, New Orleans police said.
New Orleans police are looking for two men who tried to grab a money bag from a cashier at the Walmart on Tchoupitoulas Street last week, authorities said.
Last week, an eighth grader at a ReNew Schools charter in New Orleans East suffered second-degree burns from having scalding water thrown on him by another student. He required skin grafts for the wounds to his legs. This wasn’t the first time this student had been attacked on campus. A few months earlier, a different student slammed his head into the concrete. He reported that incident too.
I applaud this student for being brave enough to come forward. It takes guts to speak out against bullying.
Anyone who caught the RTA, or the “Rita” as we called it, to school in New Orleans in the 1990s or 2000s has a wild story or two to tell about extreme bullying.
A shooting reported Monday night on General Taylor Street has been deemed an accident after New Orleans police determined the victim shot himself in the leg, authorities said.
New Orleans police have released a surveillance video with new images as they continue looking for the man who allegedly tried to kidnap a woman at knifepoint in the university area, authorities said.
A 22-year-old man was shot in the back Wednesday afternoon near St. Andrew and South Liberty streets in Central City, New Orleans police said.