A Power Coalition of community organizations will hold a listening session in Central City about issues facing the community. The Power Coalition session will take place on Saturday, June 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ashé Cultural Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Police have identified a 53-year-old man as the suspect in the robbery and stabbing of an Oak Street restaurant employee, and are hoping the public can help locate him.
The words cut deep in the black community. On Friday, Officer Jeronimo Yanez, a policeman in St. Anthony, Minnesota, was acquitted of second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of Philando Castile.
Five people were wounded in four separate shootings on Saturday and Sunday in Uptown neighborhoods from Annunciation Street through Central City and up to Airline Highway, New Orleans police said.
After one man was gunned down Thursday night on South Carrollton Avenue, another man was shot to death about 20 minutes later in a related shooting in Treme, New Orleans police said.
A woman was shot to death late Wednesday morning inside a home on Olive Street in Gert Town, New Orleans police said.
One man was robbed Tuesday afternoon, and another man was shot overnight within blocks of Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans police said.
A man was injured Monday night in a shooting on Martin Luther King Boulevard, New Orleans police said.
A man was shot with a BB gun on Sunday morning at the busy intersection of South Carrollton Avenue and South Claiborne, New Orleans police said.
Tensions have been boiling over between District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro and Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
On June 7, an opinion piece ran in the New Orleans Advocate by Cannizzaro accusing Landrieu of having “repeatedly placed politics above public safety.”
“The only objective of this policy has been to create the illusion of public safety, regardless of what is actually occurring on the streets,” Cannizzaro continued. “In so doing, he has ultimately endangered the citizens of New Orleans.”
Around 11:15 p.m. Thursday, June 8, a man in his 20s was in the 1400 block of Annunciation Street when he was confronted by two young assailants, according to the initial NOPD report.
“One of the juveniles pointed an unknown object at the victim and demanded he empty his pockets,” the report states. “At that time the victim started screaming very loudly and then both subjects fled on foot to a 2006 Toyota Sequoia parked on Euterpe Street.”
Around 1:30 a.m. Friday, a man in his 40s stopped at General Ogden and Edinburgh streets to remove a rock from his tire, and two men and a woman walked up, according to the report in that case. One of them put a pistol to his head, so he took off running, with one of the assailants chasing him for a block, the report states. Meanwhile, the other two took his wallet and other items out of the vehicle, and then all three attackers left, the report states.
Also on Thursday, a woman managed to fight off a group of people who tried to steal her bag on St. Charles Avenue. The victim, a woman in her 20s, was on St. Charles near Terpsichore around 8 p.m. when a group of four or five males tried to take her bag, but she struggled with them until they gave up and fled, the report in that case states.
Further details were not immediately available. Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.
NOPD needs the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection to an armed robbery and aggravated battery in the 1200 block of Dublin Street.
According to New Orleans Police, the victim reported that on Monday (June 5) at approximately 11:40 a.m., he was taking out the trash behind his place of employment when he was approached by an unknown black male who demanded his wallet.