A man was shot to death today (Thursday, April 16) in Central City, the New Orleans Police Department reported. At around 11:02 a.m., Sixth District officers responded to a call of aggravated battery by shooting near Harmony and LaSalle streets. They found a 31-year-old Rodney Williams suffering from gunshot wounds. After applying lifesaving measures, the Emergency Medical Services pronounced Williams dead at the scene. Homicide Detective Bruce Bruggerman is in charge of this ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300.
A man was injured by a shooting in the Broadmoor neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon, the New Orleans Police Department reported. Police were called to Washington Avenue and South Broad Street at about 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday (April 15). They found an unresponsive man on the ground with a gunshot wound to his neck. The victim, whose identity is unknown, was transported to the hospital via the Emergency Medical Service. Further details were not immediately available.
The New Orleans Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant for Talesha Cheramie, 22, in the investigation of a vehicle burglary that occurred last week in the Garden District. NOPD Sixth District detectives say Cheramie and an unidentified male burglarized a vehicle, stealing the victim’s car keys, in 1100 block of First Street on April 6 at about 7:45 p.m.
Court records filed with the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office show that Cheramie was arrested days after the vehicle burglary on apparently unrelated armed robbery and kidnapping charges. At a Magistrate Court hearing held via video conference on April 9, her bond was set at $15,000. Anyone with information regarding Cheramie’s whereabouts is asked to contact NOPD Sixth District detectives at 504-658-6060, or to call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.
Two separate shootings, one involving a 15-year-old victim, were reported in the Hollygrove area on Thursday (April 9). The first occurred around 4:30 p.m. in the 8800 block of Forshey Street. A newer model white Ford F-150 pulled alongside the victim, a 15-year-old male. The driver, who was wearing a ski mask, opened fire, striking victim multiple times in the legs. At 10:52 p.m., Second District NOPD officers were called to the 2500 block of Monroe Street, near Eagle Street.
The New Orleans Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect, pictured above, in the investigation of a burglary that occurred on Thursday (April 8). At about 3:50 a.m., a man was caught on camera taking a large red Persian rug, a catering pushcart with wheels and various food items out of the church in the 5400 block of South Claiborne Avenue. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact NOPD Second District detectives at 504-658-6020, or to call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.
The NOPD is seeking to locate a person of interest in the investigation of a homicide that occurred on Dec. 27 in the 1500 block of South Liberty Street. The pictured individual is not wanted as a suspect. He is sought for questioning only at this time. NOPD Homicide Unit detectives feel this individual may have knowledge of information vital to the investigation of the killing of Jermeny Marsh, 23.
The New Orleans Police Department has released photos of suspects in two recent burglaries on Uptown business corridors. The NOPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the pictured suspect in a burglary incident that occurred early Thursday (April 2) morning. At 1:53 a.m., surveillance cameras captured a man burglarizing GNO Cyclery the 1400 block of South Carrollton Avenue. The suspect is described as either white or Hispanic with tattoos on the top of both hands and a thin “chin-strap” beard. He was also wearing a Nike “Just Do It” backpack during the burglary.
The New Orleans Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in the investigation of a vehicle burglary that occurred early Monday (March 30). At 5:27 a.m., the pictured suspect was observed entering the unlocked door of the victim’s vehicle in the 4200 block of Laurel Street and ransacking the interior. The victim reported nothing was stolen from the vehicle. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Sixth District detectives at 504-658-6060, or to call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 877-903-STOP.
A shooting and an arrest in multiple armed-robbery attempts on Uptown streets were reported over the weekend by the New Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office. The shooting occurred early Sunday in Hollygrove. The victim, a 26-year-old male, was walking in the 8900 block of Olive Street at about 12:15 a.m. on March 29 when he heard gunshots, police said. He then realized he was shot. The New Orleans Emergency Medical Service took him to a local emergency room.
NOPD officers have obtained an arrest warrant for Cecil Spencer, 38, in connection with a second-line parade that violated the mandates in place during the current public health crisis. The leader of the band playing during the gathering, tuba player Clifton Smith, was issued a summons for his participation in the event. On Saturday (March 28) around 4:30 p.m., officers responded to reports that a large gathering was taking place in the 3000 block of Audubon Street. A brass band band was playing and about 100 individuals were attending a funeral repast at the location, the NOPD said. Officers asked the event organizers to shut down the event, but they refused.