Police blotter: Driver injured in shootout on I-10, armed robberies and burglary in Hollygrove area

Multiple armed robberies and a burglary were reported recently in the Hollygrove area, and a woman was caught in a shootout between vehicles on Interstate 10 near South Carrollton Avenue, according to the New Orleans Police Department. On Monday afternoon (May 2), a driver was struck by a bullet on Interstate 10 near the Carrollton Avenue exit. The victim, a 22-year-old woman, was caught in the crossfire as the occupants of two vehicles began firing at each other at about 2:45 p.m., police said. She was taken to the hospital for treatment. Early on Monday, three men held up a 44-year-old man at gunpoint in Hollygrove.

Mass shooting at Balcony Bar in Garden District blamed on ongoing violent rivalry

Six people were wounded late Friday (April 29) in a shootout at the Balcony Bar & Cafe on Magazine Street in the Garden District. Four women and two men sustained gunshot wounds to the lower body, the New Orleans Police Department said. The group was leaving the bar at about 10:15 p.m. when men in a dark-colored car spotted them and opened fire. The Emergency Medical Service took four female victims, ages 35, 34, 32 and 23, to the hospital. Two men, ages 23 and 25, arrived at an emergency room in a private vehicle, the NOPD reported.

Man shot to death in Irish Channel

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred in the Irish Channel. Around 11:30 p.m., Sixth District officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 500 block of Second Street. They found MacArthur Spellman, who was unresponsive and had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Spellman was pronounced dead at the scene; he was 24. No further information is available at this time.

One woman arrested, another sought in disturbance at Half Moon Bar

The New Orleans Police Department obtained arrest warrants for two women — Johnquil Kelley, 25, and Alexis Linor, 24 — in an incident that occurred Saturday (April 23) at a bar in the Lower Garden District just off Magazine Street. Kelley was arrested on Thursday (April 28). They are accused of assaulting multiple people at the Half Moon Bar & Restaurant, 1125 St. Mary St. On Saturday, police said, two women created a disturbance over being refused service when they could not show identification.

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

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.

Police blotter: In Central City, double shooting and a shooting and car theft; woman wounded in Hollygrove shooting

Three shootings were reported in the past week in Uptown neighborhoods. A 57-year-old woman was wounded in a shooting Thursday evening (April 21) in Hollygrove. NOPD Second District officers found her suffering from multiple gunshot wounds at about 5:10 p.m.. in the 2600 block of Monroe Street. The Emergency Medical Service took her to the hospital.

NOPD announces arrests in violent crimes committed in Uptown neighborhoods

The New Orleans Police Department announced four recent arrests and a warrant issued in violent crimes committed in Uptown neighborhoods. Perry Briley Sr., 25, was already in Orleans Parish Justice Center when he was rebooked for murder on April 13. Briley was being held on one count of attempted second-degree murder, eight counts of aggravated assault with a firearm and weapons charges that included taking a firearm into a school. He had been arrested on May 13, 2021, in the shooting of Lamont Fletcher in the 2200 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard, near Simon Bolivar Street. On April 12, 11 months after the shooting, Fletcher, 48, died from his wounds.

Teenagers’ fight ends with her in the hospital with gunshot wounds, him in jail on attempted murder charge

A 17-year-old female was seriously injured and a 19-year-old male arrested in a shooting Wednesday afternoon (April 13) in the Hoffman Triangle neighborhood. The teenagers were fighting in 3300 block of Jackson Avenue, near South Galvez Street, at about 2 p.m. when the 17-year-old was shot multiple times, the New Orleans Police Department reported,. She was taken to the hospital. The 19-year-old, Keymon Bush, was arrested near the scene. He faces charges of attempted second-degree murder, aggravated second-degree battery and illegal use of a weapon. Bush remained jailed Friday morning on $350,000 bail.

Viewpoint: Reflections on taming the demons within

With the ongoing war between Russia and the Ukraine and with New Orleans’ never-ending crusade against crime and corruption, there is much for Christians, Jews and Muslims to reflect upon during Holy Week, Passover and Ramadan. Everyone has demons that haunt them. New Orleanians, it seems, have more than their fair share. The ability to fight off temptation often determines the quality of a person’s character and the kind of life they lead. Yet the longer I observe people — including politicians at all levels of government — the more I wonder what makes integrity fade away.

Police blotter: Shootings injure three men in Hollygrove, Hoffman Triangle

The New Orleans Police Department reported two overnight shootings, injuring three men, in Uptown neighborhoods. Two were injured early Tuesday (April 12) in the Hollygrove area. Police were called to the 9000 block of Edinburgh Street at 1:07 a.m. They found a 23-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds. Emergency Medical Services took him to the hospital. The second victim, a 19-year-old male, arrived at the emergency room separately.