A man was injured in a shooting Wednesday morning on LaSalle Street just off Napoleon Avenue, New Orleans police said, and neighbors say a homeowner shot him while he was trying to break into the house.
After an armed robbery spree last week began in the Carrollton area and moved through Mid-City and downtown before ending in a crash in Gentilly, New Orleans police detectives say their investigation has widened to dozens of armed robbery cases in and around the city.
The reward for information in the fatal shooting May 7 of a Tulane graduate has been raised to $30,000 as his family members plead with the city of New Orleans to deliver the answers to the questions that keep them up at night a month after his death.
A 60-year-old man was shot to death Tuesday morning inside a home on Colapissa Street in Hollygrove, New Orleans police said.
Following four similar cases on Wednesday afternoon, a spree of robberies across Uptown New Orleans continued Thursday with as many as four more robberies in the morning and afternoon all involving a silver car, witnesses and police said.
Meanwhile, investigators made a firearms arrest Thursday morning in a section of Carrollton that has also seen ongoing violence in recent days, though whether the suspect is connected to any previous shootings or robberies remains under investigation.
A rash of at least five robbery incidents — one in Broadmoor, two in Carrollton and one near St. Charles Avenue — were reported in the span of a few hours Wednesday evening, New Orleans police said.
The NOPD and McDonald’s restaurant owners will host “Coffee with Cops” this Saturday, June 4 from 9 to 11 a.m. At the event, community members get the chance to meet the officers who serve in their neighborhood, and enjoy a free cup of coffee as well.
A total of four recent robberies around Uptown are now believed to be the work of the same group of suspects, and the phone taken in one case was tracked to the location of a recent rash of shootings just off the Carrollton corridor, New Orleans police said Tuesday.