Police seeking vehicle used in New Year’s Eve homicide

The New Orleans Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle of interest in the investigation of a homicide on Dec. 31 in the 7900 block of Oleander Street. Corey Brown was struck in the back by a bullet in Gert Town, near Earhart Boulevard, when a gunman opened fire. Medical responders took Brown to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and died. He was 21.

Before the New Year begins, two men killed in separate Uptown shootings

Two men were killed in separate Uptown shootings on Friday afternoon (Dec. 31). The first deadly shooting occurred at about 1 p.m. on Martin Luther King Boulevard and South Prieur Street. Gunfire erupted from a vehicle driving through the area — striking a 56-year-old woman, 27-year-old man and 26-year-old man. Medical responders took Kenyon Coston, 27, to the hospital, where he died of gunshot wounds.

Viewpoint: Covid and crime are raging as New Orleanians prepare to ring in the new year

More than 6,000 new Covid-19 cases were identified in Louisiana on Wednesday (Dec. 29). A teenage boy was injured in the second of two Desire-area shootings Tuesday evening. Three lions at the Audubon Zoo tested positive for Covid on Wednesday. In a case of mistaken identity, 7-year-old Dillan Burton was shot to death Sunday night in Algiers while riding in her mother’s car.

Four teenagers booked in string of carjackings and armed robberies

The New Orleans Police Department arrested four teenagers Tuesday (Dec. 21) in connection with a rash of carjackings, armed robberies and auto thefts that occurred in several Uptown neighborhoods beginning on Sunday (Dec. 19) around 4 p.m.

Three of the suspects are juveniles, including a 13-year-old boy who was linked to all eight crimes listed by the NOPD. The other juvenile suspects are a 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old male. One adult, 19-year-old DeQuantis Ford, remained jailed Friday (Dec.

Man shot to death in Central City

A man was shot to death Wednesday (Dec. 22) in Central City. At about 8:30 p.m., NOPD Sixth District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting at Washington and Loyola avenues. Upon arrival, officers found Lawrence Algere Jr. lying on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound. Algere was declared deceased at the scene.

Uptown neighborhoods plagued by carjackings, armed robberies

Multiple carjackings have been reported by the New Orleans Police Department this week across Uptown neighborhoods. A 21-year-old woman was carjacked early Wednesday (Dec. 22) in the Irish Channel. She was parking her car in the 3300 block of Constance Street just before 1 a.m. when three men approached. They demanded her keys and other property before fleeing in her 2013 gray Mercedes-Benz with Louisiana license plate 685 DBK. On Tuesday morning, two carjacking incidents and an armed robbery were reported in Uptown neighborhoods.

Man is beaten to death in Leonidas neighborhood, NOPD says

Anthony Grana, 51, was fatally beaten on Tuesday (Dec. 14) in the Leonidas neighborhood. The New Orleans Police Department learned of his death on Thursday (Dec. 16), according to an NOPD email. It is being investigated as a homicide.

Police blotter: Three vehicle thefts reported in Uptown area

Three vehicle thefts were reported in Uptown neighborhoods this week. The first, with four victims, took place in broad daylight in Central City. Three men, ages 48, 43 and 37, and a woman, 32, were in a car in the 2200 block of Terpsichore Street at about 12:30 p.m. when a man opened the driver’s door and demanded everyone get out, implying that he had a gun. The victims complied, and the carjacker fled in the victims’ gray 2021 Toyota Corolla, with Oklahoma license plate NPP 9069. The other carjacking reported on Wednesday was in the University area.

Man shot to death near Pontchartrain Hotel

The NOPD is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Friday afternoon (Dec. 10) in Central City near St. Charles Avenue. Just before 3 p.m., Sixth District officers responded to a call reporting shots fired in the 1600 block of Josephine Street. They discovered Halston Hayes suffering from an undetermined number of gunshot wounds.

Man found shot to death on porch in Hollygrove; NOPD arrests woman accused of killing him in domestic dispute

A man was shot to death Saturday morning (Dec. 4) in Hollygrove, the New Orleans Police Department reported. Police reported Sunday that a woman was arrested in the killing. Second District officers responding to a report of gunfire in the 3100 block of Mistletoe Street found Lorenzo Cortez, lying on a front porch at about 11:25 a.m. He was unresponsive and had sustained a gunshot wound. Medical responders declared him dead at the scene.