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.
The New Orleans Police Department is seeking to locate two individuals identified as persons of interest, pictured above, for questioning in the investigation of the killing of Skye Q. Myles on March 6 in the 2000 block of Foucher Street. Shortly before 9 p.m., Miles was killed by gunfire in the block. Evidence collected during the investigation indicates that the two pictured individuals were present at the time of the incident and may have important information about this homicide. The two individuals are sought for questioning only and are not wanted for arrest at this time
Anyone with information on this incident or the whereabouts of the pictured persons of interest is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Detective Jake Engle at 504-658-5300, or to call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 877-903-STOP.
The New Orleans Police Department on Wednesday arrested a 21-year-old man in the shooting death of a college student earlier this month outside some popular Maple Street bars. Alec Billiot, 21, was booked on one count of second-degree murder in the killing of 20-year-old Lee Long Jr. and on five counts of attempted second-degree murder. He faces a life prison term if convicted on the murder charge. Long was shot to death at about 1:45 a.m. on Jan. 10 at Hillary and Burthe streets.
A man was fatally shot Monday afternoon near the Fontainebleau neighborhood, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The shooting in the 1900 block of South Rendon Street, near Walmsley Avenue, was reported at about 3 p.m. Initial reports stated the victim had been transported to a hospital for treatment. At about 3:45, the NOPD reported the man — later identified as Emmanuel Varnado, 40 — had died. The incident was reclassified as a homicide. Further details were not immediately available.
A man was fatally shot in Central City on Sunday evening, the New Orleans Police Department reported. At about 4:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting arrived to Washington Avenue and Dryades Street. They found a Brent Jenkins, 20, suffering from gunshot wounds. Jenkins was pronounced dead at the scene by the Emergency Medical Service. The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will determine the official cause of death and release the victim’s name, upon completion of autopsy and notification of family. Further details were not immediately available.
A 59-year-old man was shot to death early Saturday in the Hoffman Triangle, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The incident was reported Jan. 11 around 2:49 a.m. Sixth District officers were called out to investigate a report of shots fired in the 2800 block of South Johnson Street. Upon arrival, officers responding to a call of shots fired saw Levi Miller, 59, through the glass front door suffering from a gunshot wound to the left temple. Miller was pronounced dead on the scene.
A man was shot to death Wednesday evening on Louisiana Avenue near South Claiborne, in the city’s second homicide of 2020. The first took place a few hours earlier in New Orleans East. At 5:37 p.m., NOPD officers responded to a report of a traffic crash in the 3400 block of Louisiana Avenue. Upon arrival, officers discovered a pickup truck had crashed into a utility pole and a male victim inside of the truck. The victim was later identified as Christopher McCann, 45.
One man was killed and two others injured in a shooting Saturday afternoon in Central City, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The shooting occurred at about 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 28 in the 1600 block of South Liberty Street. Sixth District officers responding to a report of shots fired found the victim lying on the ground suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Emergency medical technicians arrived on the scene and transported the victim to University Medical Center, where he died.
The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a homicide in Central City, according to an NOPD press release issued at shortly after noon on Friday, Dec. 27. At about 11:50 a.m., NOPD Sixth District officers responding to a call of shots fired discovered an unresponsive man inside of a car at South Liberty and Terpsichore streets. He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was declared dead at the scene. He was 23.
A man was killed in a double shooting early Friday on the Toledano Street neutral ground, the New Orleans Police Department reported. At 12:21 a.m., a patrol officer heard gunshots in the area of Toledano Street and Claiborne Avenue. The officer arrived on scene to find a man on the neutral ground with multiple gunshot wounds. He died at the scene. The officer canvassed the area and discovered a second man lying in nearby driveway suffering from gunshot wounds.