Man fatally shot in Central City

A man was killed Wednesday (June 22) in Central City, the New Orleans Police Department reported. At about 5:15 p.m., NOPD Sixth District officers arrived at Simon Bolivar Avenue and Clio Street. They found Andrew Lewis lying on the shoulder of the street, with apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was declared dead on scene. He was 29.

Man and woman in Lower Garden District found shot to death in apparent murder-suicide

A man and woman were found dead inside their Lower Garden District home Sunday night (June 19) in what the New Orleans Police Department is treating as a murder-suicide. Police arrived at a home in the 1800 block of Camp Street at about 9:20 p.m. after someone had requested a wellness check on the couple. Inside they found a man and woman, both unresponsive with gunshot wounds. They were declared dead at the scene. The man was identified on June 23 as Maxwell Nazimowitz, 91.

Man shot to death on Liberty Street in Central City

A man was shot to death Monday (June 14) in Central City, the New Orleans Police Department reported. At 7:24 p.m., Sixth District officers were called to the 1600 block of South Liberty Street. They found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The Emergency Medical Service took him to a local hospital, where he died at around 8 p.m.
The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will identify the victim and official cause of death upon completion of an autopsy and notification of family.  Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Unit detectives at 504-658-5300 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.

Early morning shooting leaves one dead in Hoffman Triangle

A man was killed early Friday (June 10) in the Hoffman Triangle neighborhood, the New Orleans Police Department reported. It was the second fatal shooting in the Sixth District within 48 hours. Around 3:24 a.m., officers in the area responded to shots fired in the 2800 block of South Roman Street. Upon arrival, they discovered an adult male victim suffering from an undetermined number of gunshot wounds. The victim died at the scene.

Man killed in Central City shooting

A man was shot to death when gunmen opened fire on a Central City street on Wednesday (June 8), the New Orleans Police Department reported. At about 5:30 p.m., NOPD Sixth District officers responded to a report of gunfire in the 2800 block of Josephine Street. They found a man suffering from gunshot wounds. The Emergency Medical Service took him to the University Medical Center, where he died. The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will identify the victim and official cause of death upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.

Man shot to death on Central City street

A man was shot to death Wednesday morning (May 18) in Central City, the New Orleans Police Department reported. Police found a man in the 2700 block of Clara Street, near Washington Avenue, with a single gunshot wound. The offense occurred shortly before 10:30 a.m., police said. Medical responders took him to a local hospital, where he later died. The Coroner’s Office identified him as Byron Coleman.

NOPD announces arrests in Uptown homicide, shooting and armed robbery

The NOPD’s Violent Offender Warrant Squad arrested Armand J. Labranch, 57, on one count of second-degree murder in a Hollygrove shooting death. The arrest came in the investigation of a homicide on March 25 in the 3000 block of Eagle Street. Derwin Bernard, 32, died at University Medical Center from a single gunshot wound. Labranch remained jailed on Tuesday (May 10) on $300,000 bond, Sheriff’s Office records show. On May 1, Sixth District detectives arrested Tommie Allen, 51, on one count of principle to aggravated second-degree battery.

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.

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.