A man was shot to death Monday on Second Street in Central City, bringing the number of people killed in New Orleans over Labor Day weekend to five and surpassing the total number of homicides recorded by this time last year, authorities said.
The Advanced Auto Parts store on South Claiborne Avenue was robbed at gunpoint again Saturday afternoon for the second time in as many weeks, New Orleans police said.
When New Orleans Police Commander Bob Bardy was promoted to deputy superintendent earlier this month, he left behind an eight-year stint in the Sixth District where most people knew his name and many knew his personal phone number.
When residents had problems — even problems like being charged in shootings — they knew they could call Bardy and receive a fair hearing, they said. Now that Commander Ronnie Stevens has been named to take the lead in the Sixth District, Central City residents in particular are hoping that strong relationship continues.
“We have a strong partnership with the Sixth District police,” said Barbara Lacen-Keller, a Central City activist who now works in City Hall. “We are family.”
Surveillance video released by the New Orleans Police Department shows the robbery of the Magnolia Discount Market on Airline Highway, and police are hoping the public can help them identify a suspect, authorities said.
Federal agents and New Orleans police arrested a 33-year-old man Tuesday in connection with a narcotics operation that has so far seized nearly $20,000 in cash and more than a kilogram of heroin from locations in Mid-City and the Irish Channel, authorities said.
Investigators are looking for a black Hyundai Sonata that was taken in an armed carjacking Monday afternoon behind the Academy of the Sacred Heart, New Orleans police said.
The Krewe of OAK’s Mid-Summer Mardi Gras parade is intended to be “Outrageous and Kinky,” but not larcenous — so krewe members are genuinely outraged that the tricycle and cart with the king’s throne disappeared from in front of the Maple Leaf Bar after Saturday’s parade.
A man was left in critical condition Wednesday after being shot several times near a Central City intersection, New Orleans police said.
A man was taken to the hospital in critical condition after being shot in the face by a man who demanded his money around 5 p.m. Tuesday in Hollygrove, New Orleans police said.
Surveillance video released by the New Orleans Police Department shows Sunday’s armed robbery of an auto parts store on South Claiborne Avenue, and police are hoping the public can help identify the gunman.
“Get the f*** on the sidewalk.”
Those are the words that allegedly started the entire thing: the struggle, the shooting, the outrage and the riots.
Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson Police Department was quoted as uttering these words by Dorian Johnson, who was walking with Michael Brown in the street. Brown was ultimately shot and killed by Officer Wilson, sparking a national firestorm.