Police blotter: Stabbing in Central City, another is sought in Hollygrove shooting

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One. suspect is booked and another is sought in two recent violent crimes committed in Uptown neighborhoods.

An argument between two women in a Central City home turned physical early Monday (April 25), the New Orleans Police Department reported.

The women were fighting in in the 2400 block of Clara Street at about 12:30 a.m. when one armed herself with a knife and stabbed the 29-year-old victim.

Officers were called to the home and booked Misty Morris, 38, with aggravated battery, false imprisonment and domestic abuse battery, police said. Morris was later released on $7,000 bond, Sheriff’s Office records show.

On Saturday, a man was injured as he was chased by a gunman firing rounds on a Hollygrove street, according to the NOPD.

At about 6:45 p.m. at Pritchard Place and Dante Street, the victim was shot in the buttocks as he tried to escape the gunman. He was taken to the hospital by the Emergency Medical Service.

NOPD Second District detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for Brian M. Richards, 28, for aggravated second-degree battery and two weapons charges in the incident. Anyone with information on Richards’ whereabouts is asked to call NOPD Second District detectives at 504-658-6020.

Further details were not immediately available. Anyone with information on these incidents is urged to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.

This post was updated on April 27 to add information on the Hollygrove shooting suspect. 

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