A suspect fleeing after an incident at Oakwood Mall on the Westbank was fatally shot Monday evening by Jefferson Parish deputies after his car crashed on Simon Bolivar Avenue in Central City while parades rolled just a few blocks away, according to our partners at WWL-TV.
The first shooting took place around 10:40 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8, when police met the 29-year-old victim in the 3200 block of Toledano Street, said NOPD Officer Frank Robertson III. He told police he was originally shot near Milan and South Galvez streets and drove himself to Toledano, but detectives were still “trying to confirm the original location of the incident” later in the day, Robertson notes.
The victim was taken to the hospital and listed in critical condition afterward, Robertson said.
Around 5:30 p.m. Monday, a 35-year-old man showed up at the hospital in a private vehicle with a gunshot wound to the leg, Robertson said. He told police he had been shot near Palm and Hamilton streets in Hollygrove, but that location was still considered “preliminary” as detectives investigate.
His injury was not considered life-threatening, Robertson said.
Further details were not immediately available in either case. Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.
Gunfire broke out Sunday night on St. Charles Avenue in the crowd gathered to watch the Krewe of Bacchus roll, but no one was injured in the shooting, New Orleans police said.
A woman asleep in her Audubon Street home awakened early Friday morning to find a man with a knife attempting to touch her, New Orleans police said.
Surveillance video from Philip Street in the Garden District shows three young teens believed to be responsible for an armed robbery nearby Wednesday evening, New Orleans police say, and investigators are hoping the public can help identify them.
The two teenagers found with gunshot wounds last week on Tchoupitoulas Street had actually just been shot by two men they had just robbed, New Orleans police say, and they are now wanted on armed-robbery charges.
A man was shot on Washington Avenue about a block off St. Charles Avenue several hours after parades concluded, New Orleans police said early Sunday morning.
Breads on Oak and its customers were robbed at gunpoint Saturday morning, but New Orleans police are hoping that surveillance video of the gunman will lead to his identification and arrest, authorities said.
Though the April elections are still months away, Mayor Landrieu brought his pitch for additional taxes to hire 400 new police officers and fund millions owed firefighters to the often skeptical Bureau of Governmental Relations yesterday. Before getting to the money ask, Landrieu spun his story of accomplishments, just in case BGR members “hadn’t been paying attention” the last six years. He also explained that with only 831 days left in his term – he counts every day – he wants to go faster rather than slower, do more rather than less.
A fire in an apartment on Milan Street killed a 56-year-old man Tuesday morning, New Orleans firefighters said.
Two of the five home invasions in the university-area that were under investigation this month involved the rape of sleeping victims, New Orleans police now say, contradicting previous suggestions that the victims were unharmed.
New Orleans firefighters discovered a decomposed body under the Carrollton Avenue interstate off-ramp on Saturday morning, and a tugboat captain found a man’s body floating in the Mississippi River near Carrollton on Sunday evening, authorities said.