New Orleans police are seeking the public’s help locating a man who may have information about the April killing of a woman in Central City, authorities said.
New Orleans Police Department Second District officers are seeking suspects in two armed robbery crimes that occurred same day, they said during a weekly district meeting Wednesday.
Two black males robbed a man sitting on his porch at around 4:20 a.m. on Monday, July 14, Lt. Doug Eckert said at the meeting.
The two suspects pulled up to the victim’s house, located in the 3600 block of Eagle Street, in a white car and approached him while carrying a handgun, according to Eckert.
The New Orleans Police Department’s Second District is preparing for Operation Save America anti-abortion protests planned for Uptown starting this weekend, police said at a meeting in headquarters Friday.
Operation Save America, a fundamentalist Christian conservative organization that opposes abortion, has planned a series of protests from Saturday (July 19) to July 26 that they refer to as “Battle for the Heart and Soul of New Orleans.” The movement is sparked by Planned Parenthood’s designs for a new 7,000-square-foot facility on South Claiborne Avenue that would perform abortions, according to the organization’s website.
A man who fired several gunshots from inside a Napoleon Avenue home when police tried to approach surrendered peacefully after a two-hour standoff, New Orleans police said.
A series of four armed robberies have been reported around the Uptown area between Thursday evening and Saturday morning — including a carjacking in the Riverbend and an online-dating setup, New Orleans police said.
A 21-year-old man has been arrested on attempted-murder charges in connection with a shooting Tuesday afternoon that wounded two men on the basketball court at A.L. Davis Park in Central City, but investigators are still seeking the public’s help finding a second man believed to be involved, New Orleans police said.
Raymond Twickler Jr. traces his family’s metalworking business in New Orleans back more than a century, but the prospect of rebuilding his Cadiz Street shop after Wednesday morning’s fire next door has the 72-year-old wondering whether he should go on.
“At my age, I have my thoughts. That has to be taken into consideration,” Twickler said. “This is my first day back, and I’m assessing the damage.”
Seven people lost their homes early Wednesday morning in a fire that started in a Cadiz Street apartment house and spread to the building next door, but no one was harmed in the blaze, New Orleans fire officials said.
Two teenage boys and a three-year-old girl where injured Tuesday evening when a pair of gunmen opened fire on a group of people on South Salcedo Street, New Orleans police said.
New Orleans police are investigating the Tuesday-afternoon shooting of two men near the prominent Central City intersection of Washington Avenue and LaSalle Street, authorities said.