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.

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.

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.

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.

Teenager shot to death in Hoffman Triangle

A 19-year-old man was shot to death Tuesday night (Nov. 30) in the Hoffman Triangle neighborhood, the New Orleans Police Department reported. NOPD Sixth District officers responded to shots fired in the 3800 block of Washington Avenue just before 9:10 p.m. Officers discovered Darrell Catchings, 19, with a gunshot wound. Medical responders pronounced him dead at the scene. Homicide Detective James Fyfe is leading the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300 with any additional information regarding this incident, or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.

Police arrest suspect in July triple shooting that killed a woman

The NOPD’s Homicide Unit and Violent Offenders Warrant Squad arrested Dalton C. Bennett Jr., 22, on Wednesday (Nov. 24) in the investigation of a July homicide and triple shooting in Central City. During a search of the location where Bennett was apprehended, detectives secured four assault rifles, five handguns, several bags of narcotics and a large amount of cash and ammunition. Bennett is accused of opening fire at a group of people gathered on Rev. John Raphael Jr. Way and Josephine Street just after 10 p.m. on July 20. Danyell Fox, 38, was struck by the gunfire that also injured a 34-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man.

Two wanted for questioning in fatal shooting at second-line in September

The New Orleans Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in locating a man and woman for questioning as persons of interest in the ongoing investigation of a homicide in Central City on Sept. 26, as the Young Men Olympian second-line parade was winding down. NOPD Homicide Unit detectives have developed Lenard “Nardy” Green, 36, and Nicketra Scott, 30, as persons of interest in this incident. Neither Green nor Scott is currently wanted on criminal charges. However, detectives believe they may have knowledge of information vital to the investigation and wish to question them.

Police seeking second suspect in double homicide at church parking lot

The New Orleans Police Department is seeking assistance in locating a second suspect wanted in a double homicide on Oct. 6 outside a church in the Touro Bouligny neighborhood. NOPD Homicide Unit detectives have determined the unidentified male pictured below to be a suspect in a shooting that killed two men and injured two others. The four victims were working on a drainage project in the parking lot of the New Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church on Annunciation and Gen. Taylor streets when four men opened fire on the group. Victims Zernell Lee, 19, and Derrick Copelin, 25, died at the hospital.