Two shootings and a robbery were reported by the New Orleans Police Department in Uptown neighborhoods during the past week. On Wednesday (April 7), a woman was shot multiple times in Central City. Sixth District officers investigating a shooting just before 5 p.m. found the 23-year-old victim suffering from gunshot wounds in the 1400 block of at Freret Street, near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Medical responders took her to a hospital for treatment. Police said gunmen opened fire on the woman, and she was shot as she was fleeing the bullets.
The New Orleans Police Department reported that two people were injured in shootings, two cars were stolen and three people were robbed on Uptown streets during the holiday weekend from Thursday through Sunday. On Easter (April 4), a teenager was injured in a shooting in the St. Thomas area. At about 10 p.m., he was shot in the foot in the 700 block of St. Mary Street, near Boettner Park, police said.
Two robberies were reported in the Central City area on Sunday (March 21). The first was an armed robbery that resulted in two injuries, one to the victim and a self-inflicted wound to a suspect. The New Orleans Police Department has identified a suspect in the armed robbery. Police said Byron Coleman, 29, approached the victim, a 33-year-old man, at about 12:30 a.m. in the 2300 block of Washington Avenue, between LaSalle and Liberty streets. He pulled out a gun and demanded money from a previous drug deal.
Gogo Borgerding’s entire inventory of iconic cuff bracelets and other handmade pieces was stolen from a Magazine Street shop, where Gogo Jewelry had held a pop-up sale on Saturday (March 13). The robbery was discovered Wednesday morning. Chad Ramey, Borgerding’s assistant, said he arrived at the former Francesca’s boutique at 3333 Magazine St., where the pop-up was held, at about 10 a.m. on Wednesday and saw the display jewelry was gone. He started to get anxious, but thought maybe Borgerding had moved it. Then he walked in.
A man was injured in a shooting during the Tuesday (March 9) morning rush hour at South Carrollton Avenue. As the day progressed, pedestrians in Uptown neighborhoods were robbed of a cellphone, jewelry and a sport utility vehicle. The shooting occurred at about 8:20 a.m. The victim, a 22-year-old man, was driving in the Carrollton area when he was boxed in by two vehicles at Plum Street and South Carrollton Avenue. He got out of his car and ran, hearing gunshots behind him. When the gunfire ended, he got back into his car and drove to a family member’s house, police said.
Uptown neighborhoods saw a rise in violent crime over the weekend, with three shootings, four armed robberies and an attempted carjacking among the crimes reported. On Monday, a suspect, Phillip Barbarinin, was arrested in connection with four of the armed robberies, the two in the Audubon and the two in the Carrollton area. Barbarinin had barricaded himself in his home on Audubon Street after a warrant was issued Monday morning. Shooting and armed robbery in Audubon area
On Sunday night in the Audubon area, a shooting was preceded by an armed robbery in the 1900 block of Broadway. At about 10:45 p.m. on Sunday (Feb.
A shooting and two robberies were reported Uptown over New Year’s weekend. A 68-year-old man was injured when he got caught in the crossfire Sunday (Jan. 3) during a shooting in Fontainebleau, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The victim was walking in the 3100 block of Broadway at about 4:40 p.m. when he saw gunfire coming from two separate vehicles, where the occupants were shooting at each other, police said. One of the bullets struck the 68-year-old in the arm, and he was taken to the hospital via private conveyance.
Two robberies were reported Thursday (Sept. 24) on Uptown streets, according to the New Orleans Police Department. The first occurred on Magazine Street in the Touro-Riverside area. A 59-year-old man and 29-year-old woman were in the 3600 block of Magazine at about 11:50 a.n. when they were held up at gunpoint. The gunman approached them demanding property, the police report states, and they complied.
A carjacking and two robberies were reported in Uptown neighborhoods over the weekend, according to the New Orleans Police Department. A woman was carjacked Sunday afternoon in Central City, the NOPD reported. A man shoved the 28-year-old victim to the ground at South Tonti Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard at about 1:30 p.m., the report states. He then took her keys and fled in her car. The police report states the NOPD knows the identity of the assailant, but his name was not provided.
Robberies and purse snatchings were reported in the Milan, Fontainebleau and Hoffman Triangle neighborhoods. In the Hoffman Triangle, a man was arrested in an armed robbery on Wednesday (May 13) while a second suspect remained at large. At about 9:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of South Roman Street, the victim, a 36-year-old man, was approached from behind. A man stuck a pen knife in his abdomen while a woman took his wallet and other items from his pocket. The woman fled with the stolen items. Gregory Garmany, 53, was arrested at the scene.