One woman killed, one critically wounded near Westwego; and other area police news _lowres

Police are trying to identify these men suspected in a recent copper theft in Gentilly.

One woman killed, one critically wounded

One woman was shot to death and another one was critically injured Tuesday evening in the Westwego area, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

Spokesman Col. John Fortunato said officers who responded about 5:40 p.m. to reports of two people shot in the 900 block of North Claiborne Parkway found the body of Andrea Grant, 20, of Violet, in a chair with multiple gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The second victim, identified as Percy Cole, 65, of the Westwego area, had been shot once in the chest. She was taken to Interim LSU Hospital, where she was reported in critical condition.

According to several people who were inside the home, Grant was sitting outside with an unknown man when the shooting took place, Fortunato said. Witnesses reported seeing a black vehicle heading south on North Claiborne immediately after the shooting, he said.

Homicide investigators believe Cole was inside her home when the gunshots were fired. It appears several projectiles came through the wall, with one of them striking her as she sat in her chair, Fortunato said.

Crime scene technicians recovered a number of spent shell casings near the street.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact JPSO homicide detective Daniel Lincoln at (504) 364-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Orleans deputy’s gun stolen from home

An Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy’s duty weapon was stolen Monday night when someone entered her residence and took the weapon from her kitchen table, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

The incident occurred about 7:30 p.m. on Farwood Drive in New Orleans East while the deputy was elsewhere in the home. The thief also took some ammunition and fled.

N.O. police investigate carjackings, robbery

New Orleans police on Tuesday were investigating the following incidents reported on an overnight crime log:

Carjacking, 7:15 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of Mandeville Street. The victim was approached by three men who demanded her keys and money. She handed over the items, and the men fled in her car. It was recovered a short time later.

Carjacking, 8:45 p.m. Monday in the 2400 block of Onzaga Street. The victim was blocked in his driveway by people in a car who demanded his keys. The victim complied, and one of the men got into the victim’s car and drove away.

Armed robbery, 9 p.m. Monday at Henry Clay Avenue and Coliseum Street. The victim was approached by two men. One of the men hit the victim with a gun, put his face on the ground, frisked him and stole the victim’s concealed weapon.

N.O. police investigate unrelated shootings

New Orleans police on Tuesday were investigating separate shootings that injured two men.

The first one was reported about 11:25 p.m. Monday at Florida and Caffin avenues in the Lower 9th Ward.

Police officers responding to a report that a man had been shot found the 23-year-old victim hit multiple times.

Police did not provide any information on the victim’s condition.

About 3 p.m. Tuesday, an 18-year-old man reported he was shot in the shoulder at Oak and Leonidas streets in Carrollton, police said.

The victim was treated at a hospital in Jefferson Parish.

Lakeview man, 20, had drug mailed, police say

A Lakeview man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly having marijuana shipped to an apartment behind his home, where he would then pick it up, police said.

Dominic Angelica, 20, was booked with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana and on five warrants from Jefferson Parish.

The arrest followed an investigation that began Saturday in the 5600 block of Gen. Haig Street after one of Angelica’s neighbors received a package in the mail that had 5 pounds of marijuana in it, police said.

Detectives later executed a search warrant at Angelica’s home, where they said they found more of the drug, drug-related paraphernalia and $10,000 in cash.

Police try to identify three in copper theft

Police are trying to identify three men wanted in a copper theft last week in Gentilly.

A woman told police that she saw a GMC Sierra pickup truck circling her neighborhood on Dec. 18. In addition to the driver, the truck had two unknown men in the back.

The men were seen stealing copper and aluminum wire from a home in the 1800 block of Gentilly Boulevard, police said.

The men became startled and fled in the truck when they saw the witness watching them, police said.

Anyone with information on their identities is asked to contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Attempted robbery reported in Tammany

St. Tammany Parish authorities are investigating an attempted robbery in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart near Covington.

The victims told deputies they were sitting in their car when two or three men walked up and tried to rob them. One of the men carried what appeared to be a Glock handgun.

One of the victims yelled for help, at which point the robbers ran away.

A K-9 unit was called in to assist with the search, but the robbers could not be found.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (985) 898-2338.

Harahan plans DWI check for weekend

Drivers in Harahan should expect some delays during the weekend when police set up a DWI checkpoint.

The checkpoint is scheduled from 7 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday at an undisclosed location in the city limits.