Police seek person of interest in Gert Town shooting death

The New Orleans Police Department is seeking assistance in locating the pictured person of interest for questioning in the ongoing investigation of the shooting death of 20-year-old Joshawn Palmore on March 13 on a Gert Town street. The pictured man is not currently wanted in this investigation. NOPD Homicide Unit detectives believe he has knowledge of information vital to the investigation and wish to question him. Palmore was killed in the 4600 block of Washington Avenue in the middle of the day. Two gunmen walked up to him and opened fire, police said.

Police blotter: Suspect injured by gunshot during armed robbery; woman robbed in panhandling attempt

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.

Man shot in leg while riding four-wheeler in Central City

A man was shot on the street in Central City on Tuesday (March 16), the New Orleans Police Department reported. The 30-year-old man was riding an ATV four-wheeler on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and South Robertson Street at about 3:30 p.m. when he was shot in the leg. He said he saw a gunman point the firearm out of the window. Further details were not immediately available. Anyone with information is urged to call the NOPD Sixth District station at 504-658-6060 to speak to a detective, or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.

NOPD arrests suspect in Central City shooting, other incidents

The NOPD’s Violent Offender Warrant Squad and the U.S. Marshals arrested Eric J. Tyler, 21, on March 11 on multiple criminal arrest warrants, including for a shooting on Feb. 5 in the 3300 block of South Saratoga Street. In the Feb. 5 incident, a 48-year-old man was hit in the right thigh with a bullet shot from a white BMW sedan. Detectives subsequently obtained a warrant for Tyler’s arrest for principal to aggravated battery by shooting.

20-year-old man shot to death in Gert Town

A man was shot to death Saturday (March 13) in the Gert Town neighborhood, the New Orleans Police Department reported. Sixth District officers investigating reports of gunfire found the victim in the 4600 block of Washington Avenue at about 1:25 p.m. He was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was later identified as 20-year-old Joshawn Palmore. Medical responders took Palmore to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The NOPD reported at 2:20 p.m. that the incident has been reclassified as a homicide.

Person of interest sought in shooting death of teenager in Hollygrove

The New Orleans Police Department is seeking to identify and locate the pictured person of interest in the investigation of a homicide on March 8 in the 3300 block of Leonidas Street. The young woman is not currently wanted. However, NOPD Homicide Unit detectives think she has information vital to the investigation and wish to interview her. Officers are investigating the death of Rashad Anthony, 17, who was found slumped in the driver’s seat of an SUV at about 11:30 p.m. on Monday (March 8). Medical responders pronounced him dead at the scene, and the Coroner’s Office determined he died of gunshot wounds.

Police blotter: One shooting and three robberies in eight hours on Uptown streets

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.

Teen shot to death inside a car in Hollygrove late Monday

A 17-year-old was shot to death Monday (March 8) night in Hollygrove, the New Orleans Police Department reported. At 11:31 p.m., Second District officers were dispatched to Leonidas and Forshey streets to investigate reports of a shooting. They found a male juvenile slumped over the driver’s seat of a dark-colored sport utility vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was identified by the Coroner’s Office on March 12 as Rashad Anthony, 17. Anthony was pronounced dead at the scene by city emergency medical responders.

Double homicide reported on Eighth Street near St. Charles Avenue

Two men were shot to death on Eighth Street at Carondelet on Saturday, the New Orleans Police Department reported. Sixth District officers responding to a call arrived in the 1600 block of Eighth Street at 6:23 p.m. on Saturday (Feb. 20).  They found two men with multiple gunshot wounds lying in the driveway of a residence, according to an NOPD press release. One victim died at the scene. The second victim was transported via EMS to a local hospital, where he was declared dead.

Suspect, vehicle sought in Claiborne car wash homicide

The NOPD is seeking to locate and identify a person of interest and a vehicle in the investigation of a homicide that occurred Wednesday (Feb. 17) in the 3700 block of South Claiborne Avenue. The pictured suspect was seen at the Claiborne Avenue car wash where Bruce Gaten, 31, was shot to death at 3:19 p.m. The suspect was seen wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt with an unknown image on the front, dark colored jeans and dark shoes. The unknown suspect was observed driving the pictured silver 2016 Honda Pilot bearing Louisiana plate ZRT 457 with a bike rack affixed to the rear. The Honda was reported stolen.