A 17-year-old was shot to death Monday (March 8) night in Hollygrove, the New Orleans Police Department reported. At 11:31 p.m., Second District officers were dispatched to Leonidas and Forshey streets to investigate reports of a shooting. They found a male juvenile slumped over the driver’s seat of a dark-colored sport utility vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was identified by the Coroner’s Office on March 12 as Rashad Anthony, 17. Anthony was pronounced dead at the scene by city emergency medical responders.
A woman was found face down in an open field in the Hoffman Triangle on Sunday (March 7) afternoon, the New Orleans Police Department. Police have classified the death as a homicide. Sixth District police officers arrived at the 3100 block of Second Street on Sunday at 12:38 p.m. They found the woman lying the field and later discovered an apparent gunshot wound. Medical responders pronounced her dead at the scene. The Coroner’s Office identified the victim on March 12 as Sarah Blalock. Blalock died of her wound at 34.
From the New Orleans Police Department
The NOPD as arrested a 17-year-old male accused in a Sixth District armed robbery and several other incidents in the First, Second and Sixth Districts. On Tuesday (March 2) Sixth District Person’s Crime detectives, NOPD Violent Offender Warrant Squad and the U.S. Marshals Service located and arrested the juvenile in relation to an armed robbery that occurred Jan. 18 in the 1100 block of Jackson Avenue in the Garden District. A search warrant was obtained for the residence. During the execution of that warrant, the following items were recovered:
A stolen black Glock 19 with a tan grip
An Aero Precision x15 rifle, along with several armor piercing 5.56 rounds
Black gloves, ski masks, and a small plastic bag containing 97 Ecstasy pills (MDMA).
New Orleans police are requesting assistance in locating and identifying two male suspects in the investigation of an armed robbery on Feb. 10 in the 400 block of Eleonore Street. A landscaping crew was working in front of a home on Eleonore. At 1:13 p.m., a white Honda CRV with a temporary license tag arrived at the location. About four minutes later, two men exited the Honda with their guns drawn and took the three workers’ wallets before fleeing the scene.
A 69-year-old woman was struck in the head in a robbery attempt Sunday (Feb. 28) afternoon in the Hoffman Triangle neighborhood, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The victim was at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Josephine Street at about 1:50 p.m. when a man approached her from behind and demanded money. She told him she didn’t have any money, and he responded by hitting her over the head with a piece of metal pipe. The assailant fled, and the victim was taken to the hospital.
On Sunday — a day after a shooting in Central City left two men dead — two shootings were reported in Uptown neighborhoods. Early Sunday (Feb. 21), a 39-year-old man was driving in the 2800 block of Roman Street when shots were fired at his car. He was struck in the gunfire and drove himself to the emergency room. The shooting was reported to the NOPD at 2:52 a.m.
At 10:26 p.m. on Sunday, Sixth District officers were dispatched to the 3200 block of Loyola Avenue, where they found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
Two men were shot to death on Eighth Street at Carondelet on Saturday, the New Orleans Police Department reported. Sixth District officers responding to a call arrived in the 1600 block of Eighth Street at 6:23 p.m. on Saturday (Feb. 20). They found two men with multiple gunshot wounds lying in the driveway of a residence, according to an NOPD press release. One victim died at the scene. The second victim was transported via EMS to a local hospital, where he was declared dead.
The NOPD is seeking to locate and identify a person of interest and a vehicle in the investigation of a homicide that occurred Wednesday (Feb. 17) in the 3700 block of South Claiborne Avenue. The pictured suspect was seen at the Claiborne Avenue car wash where Bruce Gaten, 31, was shot to death at 3:19 p.m. The suspect was seen wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt with an unknown image on the front, dark colored jeans and dark shoes. The unknown suspect was observed driving the pictured silver 2016 Honda Pilot bearing Louisiana plate ZRT 457 with a bike rack affixed to the rear. The Honda was reported stolen.
A man was shot death Monday afternoon at the Pelican Pointe Car Wash on South Claiborne Avenue, the New Orleans Police Department reported. Bruce Gaten, 31, was in a car at the business in the 3700 block of South Claiborne at 3:19 p.m when a vehicle parked next to him. A gunman got out of the vehicle and fired multiple gunshots, police said. Gaten died at the scene. Further information was not immediately available.
The NOPD has arrested Joshua Dean, 18, and has obtained an arrest warrant for Robert Garrett, 23, in the ongoing investigation of multiple armed carjacking incidents in Uptown neighborhoods and in the Navarre neighborhood and Jefferson Parish. NOPD Second District detectives determined that four recent armed carjacking incidents were related, three in the Uptown area. Two occurred in Carrollton on Feb. 9, one in the 8100 block of Green Street, targeting two women delivering food. It was quickly followed by another on Cohn and Pine streets.