Oct 192019
 

From the District Attorney’s Office

Aaron “Yao” Lawrence

A New Orleans man has been indicted for murder in connection with an August killing inside a home in the city’s Dixon neighborhood, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office announced on Thursday.

Aaron “Yao” Lawrence was charged with the second-degree murder of 41-year-old Travis Smith, obstruction of justice in a homicide investigation, and with being a felon in possession of a firearm, in the three-count indictment handed up by an Orleans Parish grand jury. Continue reading »

Aug 212019
 

Michael J. Young, 42

Michael J. Young, a 42-year-old aspiring rapper who performed as Mike Dough on the local Kowboii Records label, pleaded guilty Tuesday to fatally shooting his cousin in the head three years ago, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office announced.

Young averted a scheduled murder trial by pleading guilty to an amended charge of manslaughter in connection to the death of Greg Young, 42, on Jan. 31, 2016. Continue reading »

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Jun 272019
 

(via Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office)

A 16-year-old juvenile accused of fatally shooting a 14-year-old boy in Hollygrove in February was indicted Thursday, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office announced. Continue reading »

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Jun 272019
 

Robert Froeba

A man accused of bludgeoning another man to death with a rock outside a Jackson Avenue church in February has been indicted for muder, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office announced Thursday.

Robert Froeba was charged with obstruction of justice in a homicide investigation and with the second-degree murder of 30-year-old Jose Hernandez in the two-count indictment handed up by an Orleans Parish grand jury. Continue reading »

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Jun 252019
 

(via NOPD)

The NOPD is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Monday evening in Central City.

A call reporting shots fired in the 2800 block of Clara Street was received at 8:34 p.m. on Monday, June 24. When Sixth District officers arrived, they discovered an adult male victim lying face down with multiple gunshot wounds. Continue reading »

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May 312019
 

Norman Lee, 24

A grand jury indicted a convicted felon on second-degree murder and other charges Thursday in the fatal shooting three months ago near the end of second-line parade in Central City, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office announced.

Norman Lee was charged with the murder of 34-year-old Clarence Mitchell in a three-count indictment handed up by an Orleans Parish grand jury. Lee faces a mandatory lifetime prison sentence if found guilty of the murder.

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Apr 262019
 

(CrimeMapping)

A man shot multiple times while in a car on Airline Highway early Monday died of his injuries the next day, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office reported. The New Orleans Police Department has reclassified the incident as a homicide.

The Coroner’s Office identified the homicide victim as Jonathon Matthews, 26.

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Apr 142019
 

Demontre Smith, 20

The New Orleans Police Department is seeking to question and to obtain a DNA swab from Demontre Smith, 20, identified as a person of interest in the killing of Jerry Harris, 20.

Hall was shot in Central City on March 28, police say, and his body was found in the Garden District.

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Mar 282019
 

(via NOPD)

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a homicide in the Garden District that occurred Wednesday evening, police reported.

Officers received a call of shots fired in the 1500 block of Freret Street in Central City at about 4:42 p.m. A silver sedan was reported to be driving on Terpsichore Street and shooting in the block.

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Mar 092019
 

(via NOPD)

The New Orleans Police Department has arrested a 16-year-old male in connection with a homicide in Hollygrove.

The incident occurred on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 12:52 a.m. in the 8400 block of Oleander Street. The victim was a 15-year-old male.

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