Man shot to death in parking lot outside Dollar General

A man was killed in a shooting Friday afternoon in front of the Dollar General store on South Claiborne Avenue near Toledano Street, the New Orleans Police Department reported. At around 3:30 p.m., NOPD Sixth District officers arrived at the Dollar General, 2841 S. Claiborne Ave. In the store parking lot, they found Kevin Thomas Jr., 35, suffering from a single gunshot wound to the chest. Emergency Medical Services transported Thomas to the University Medical Center, where he died. The homicide was the second in New Orleans on Friday afternoon, following one in New Orleans East.

18-year-old identified as victim in fatal Hollygrove shooting

The Coroner’s Office has identified the victim in a Hollygrove homicide on Monday (June 15) as Messiah Thompson, 18. Second District officers responded to reports of gunfire Monday at 4:36 p.m. in the 8300 block of Palm Street. They discovered Thompson suffering from a gunshot wound. The teenager died at the scene. Homicide Detective Leonard Bendy is leading the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300 with any additional information.

Police blotter: Shootings reported in Central City and Leonidas

Sixth District officers were called to a shooting at Magnolia and Sixth streets Wednesday night at 10:51 p.m. When they arrived, however, no victim was found at the scene. In the Leonidas neighborhood on Monday (June 1), a 25-year-old man was shot by three men in a white four-door Dodge Charger with a black bumper. The victim was walking near Green and Eagle streets with the men began shooting from the car. He was hit in the left foot. On Monday at about 7:15 a.m., two victims were shot during a burglary in the 1200 block of Freret Street in Central City.

NOPD seeks suspect in theft of tools

The NOPD has obtained an arrest warrant for Stephen Hamilton, 50, in the investigation of a simple burglary that occurred on May 29 in the 1800 block of Washington Avenue. NOPD Sixth District officers responded to a call regarding a duplex under renovation that had tools stolen. During the course of the investigation, Sixth District detectives developed and positively identified Hamilton as a suspect. Prior to the officers’ arrival, Hamilton reportedly fled the scene. The supplied photo of Hamilton is believed to be an older photo, and he is currently believed to have a Mohawk-style haircut.

Police blotter: Robberies in Milan, Fontainebleau, Hoffman Triangle

Robberies and purse snatchings were reported in the Milan, Fontainebleau and Hoffman Triangle neighborhoods. In the Hoffman Triangle, a man was arrested in an armed robbery on Wednesday (May 13) while a second suspect remained at large. At about 9:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of South Roman Street, the victim, a 36-year-old man, was approached from behind. A man stuck a pen knife in his abdomen while a woman took his wallet and other items from his pocket. The woman fled with the stolen items. Gregory Garmany, 53, was arrested at the scene.

Woman shot to death in Leonidas area

A woman was shot to death late Sunday (May 17) in the Leonidas neighborhood, the New Orleans Police Department reported. NOPD Second District officers responded to a report of shots fired the intersection of Eagle and Hickory Streets at around 11 p.m.. Upon arrival, the officers learned a female victim had been shot and was taken to the hospital by private conveyance. She later succumbed to her injuries. The Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Alexis Allen, 35.

Person of interest sought in homicide on Loyola near Delachaise

The New Orleans Police Department is seeking to speak with a person of interest in the investigation of the shooting death of Brad Martin, 42, on April 21 in the 3600 block of Loyola Avenue. Lionel “Eric” Lotts, 36, is not wanted for arrested in this investigation. However, NOPD Homicide Unit detectives believe Lotts has knowledge of information vital to the investigation and wish to question him. Sixth District officers responding to a call of reporting shots fired on Loyola near Delachaise Street discovered Martin suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He died at the scene.

NOPD releases video of ATM being ripped from front of Camellia Grill

The NOPD is seeking assistance from the public in locating and identifying suspects in the theft of an ATM that occurred on April 23 in the Camellia Grill on South Carrollton Avenue. At approximately 10 p.m., three men were seen via video surveillance breaking the front door of the Riverbend diner, wrapping an ATM with a chain and pulling it from its floor mounting with a white Dodge Ram pickup truck. Surveillance video in this investigation can be seen at this link. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Second District detectives at 504-658-6020 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.

Man shot in the wrist early Monday in the Irish Channel

A man was shot in the wrist early Monday in the Irish Channel neighborhood, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The 26-year-old victim was in the 2300 block of Annunciation just before 4 a.m. when he heard gunshots, the police report says. He then saw he was hit in the wrist by a bullet. The Emergency Medical Service took him to a local hospital for treatment. The shooting was first reported by the NOPD in an email sent at 4:45 a.m. as occurring in the 600 block of Second Street.

Suspect sought in burglary of gun from car in Hollygrove

The NOPD has obtained an arrest warrant for Earl Parker, 26, in the investigation of a a vehicle burglary that occurred in May 4 in Hollygrove

A Glock 9 mm handgun was reported stolen from a car in the 2900 block of Joliet Street. NOPD Second District detectives have named Parker as a suspect in the burglary. Parker has a previous arrest and conviction for negligent injuring in 2011. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Second District detectives at 504-658-6020 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.