A carjacking victim on Milan Street managed to shoot one of his attackers early Sunday morning, and both the injured suspect and his alleged getaway driver were identified and arrested shortly afterward, New Orleans police said.
A man is wanted on assault charges after allegedly stealing candy from a Family Dollar on South Carrollton Avenue, challenging the security guard who confronted him to a fight, and then threatening the guard with a handgun, New Orleans police said.
The City of New Orleans is activating its Citywide Freeze Plan (CFP) beginning overnight Dec. 9, 2017, as the National Weather Service forecasts the temperature or wind chill to fall below the plan’s activation threshold of 35 degrees. The City’s freeze plan will be in effect to provide temporary shelter for homeless residents, two of which are in the Uptown/Central City area.
Residents are encouraged to seek appropriate shelter since the current weather forecast predicts “feels like” or apparent temperatures at or slightly below freezing during overnight hours on both days (Dec. 9 & 10). Residents should also bring in their pets and check on neighbors and the elderly to ensure they are prepared.
Individuals needing shelter will be accepted at the following locations under the following conditions:
- The Salvation Army, 4530 S. Claiborne Ave. – will accept males and females beginning at 4 p.m.
- New Orleans Mission, 1130 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. – will only accept male and/or female adults beginning at 4 p.m.
- Ozanam Inn, 843 Camp St. – will accept males only beginning at 4 p.m.
- Covenant House, 611 North Rampart St. – will accept males and females between the ages 16-21, their dependent children, and any female with dependent minor children. Mothers with small children may come anytime.
All shelters will be open, free of charge, to those seeking shelter during this period of inclement weather.
A woman attacked cab driver early Sunday morning, and armed robberies were also reported on Baronne Street and Audubon Street later the same day, New Orleans police said.
An unoccupied home under renovation on Jackson Avenue in Central City caught fire early Thursday morning, but firefighters managed to bring the blaze under control and no one was harmed, New Orleans fire authorities said.
Two men were both injured in separate shootings an hour apart Wednesday afternoon on Harmony and South Liberty streets in Central City, New Orleans police said.
A man was injured Sunday afternoon when gunfire broke out on Washington Avenue in Central City, New Orleans police said.
New Orleans police have released surveillance video images from the robbery of Vincent’s restaurant in hopes that the public can help identify him.
A single-story home on Camp Street was heavily damaged and left uninhabitable in a fire Sunday evening that partially damaged both the home and the apartment building on either side of it, New Orleans firefighters said.
The French Truck Coffee shop on Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District was robbed at gunpoint Friday night, and two women were robbed of their car early Monday morning on Milan Street, New Orleans police said.