15-year-old booked in murder of teen near A.L Davis Park

The NOPD has arrested a 15-year-old male in the investigation of a homicide on April 19 at Washington Avenue and LaSalle Street, near the A.L. Davis playground that claimed the life of a 14-year-old boy. At about 7:35 p.m. on April 19, NOPD Sixth District officers responded to the location and found a 14-year-old juvenile teen male having sustained a gunshot wound. The victim, Joel Nichols, was transported to a local hospital. On April 20, Joel died from his injuries. Sixth District detectives positively identified the 15-year-old juvenile as a suspect and obtained an arrest warrant on a charge of second-degree murder.

Double shooting turns to homicide when victim dies in hospital

A man was killed in a double shooting early Thursday (May 6) in Central City near St. Charles Avenue, the New Orleans Police Department reported. At about 2:50 a.m., Sixth District officers discovered two victims with gunshot wounds – a male victim transported via private conveyance to a local hospital and a second male victim found at the scene. Medical responders took the second victim to the emergency room. One of the victims died at the hospital, police said, and the shooting was reclassified as a homicide.

Suspect arrested in killing of 59-year-old contractor in his Broadmoor home

The New Orleans Police Department arrested a suspect in a killing inside a Broadmoor home on April 22. Michael Kikuchi Jr., 33, was arrested the next day and remained jailed Wednesday (April 28) with his bail set at $500,000. He faces a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of John Robichaux, 59. Robichaux was found by Second District officers at about 6:15 p.m. inside his home in the 5500 block of McKenna Street. He had sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was not breathing, police said.

Police blotter: Shooting, stabbing, home burglary

The New Orleans Police Department reported a home burglary, a stabbing and a shooting in Uptown neighborhoods over the weekend. On Sunday (April 24) night at about 10:40 p.m., a Lower Garden District resident came home to find two men burglarizing his residence in the 1400 block of Constance Street. When the burglars saw the 25-year-old, one of the men produced a weapon and the other punched the resident in the face. On Saturday (Feb. 24) morning, a 30-year-old man was stabbed during a fight with a woman.

Man shot to death in Broadmoor home

A man was shot to death Thursday (April 22) at a home in the Broadmoor neighborhood, the New Orleans Police Department reported. At 6:16 p.m., NOPD Second District officers were called to the 5500 block of McKenna Street. They entered a home, where they found the 59-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds. He was not breathing when police arrived. When medical first-responders arrived at the.

14-year-old dies from his wounds in A.L. Davis Park shooting

The teenage boy who was shot multiple times Monday (April 19) at A.L. Davis park died from his injuries the following day, the Coroner’s Office reported. He was identified as Joel Nichols, 14. Sixth District officers responding to reports of gunshots in the area found the boy in the 2700 block of La Salle Street, near the A.L. Davis playground, at about 7:40 p.m. He was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The Emergency Medical Service took him to the hospital, the New Orleans Police Department said. The Coroner’s Office said Joel Nichols died on Tuesday (April 20) from gunshot wounds.

Suspects arrested in Hoffman Triangle shooting

The NOPD has arrested Edward Bradford-Allen, 33, and Dametrius James, 51, in the investigation of a shooting on Feb. 5 in the 2700 block of South Derbigny Street. In that incident, a 26-year-old man was shot in the chest at close range while he inside a vehicle. Medical responders took him to a local hospital for treatment. Through investigation, NOPD Sixth District detectives were able to identify a suspect vehicle and a possible suspect, later identified as Bradford-Allen.

Police blotter: Teenager, woman injured by gunfire; string of robberies on or near St. Charles Avenue; two cars stolen in Central City


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.

Police seek person of interest in September homicide on South Saratoga Street

The New Orleans Police Department is seeking a man identified as a person of interest for questioning in the investigation of a homicide on Sept. 9 in the 1300 block of South Saratoga Street. Gene T. Harris, 33, has been developed as a person of interest in the shooting death of 19-year-old Gerren Green. Green was found dead of a gunshot wound on South Saratoga and Thalia Street in Central City. Harris is not currently wanted on criminal charges regarding this incident.