Man, 24, shot to death behind Uptown home

A 24-year-old man was shot to death Wednesday afternoon behind an Uptown home, New Orleans police said.

The man, whose identity was unknown Wednesday evening, was shot about 1:45 p.m. in the 2800 block of Milan Street, said Officer Garry Flot, a Police Department spokesman. Police found him lying on the ground in the rear yard of a house.

He died about 2:15 p.m. at Interim LSU Hospital, said John Gagliano, the Orleans Parish coroner’s chief investigator.

Homicide Detective Tanisha Sykes is in charge of the investigation.

Men break items, steal tickets during burglary

Two men broke into a Mid-City building early Tuesday, damaging items and leaving with tickets for various upcoming concerts in the city, New Orleans police said.

The burglary was reported about 2 a.m. in the 2300 block of Perdido Street.

In surveillance images, one of the unknown burglars is seen wearing a baseball cap and white T-shirt, while the other wears what appears to be a plaid button-down shirt.

Both men appear to be white, but police did not provide any physical descriptions.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 1st District Detective Daniel Hiatt at (504) 658-6012 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Police seek man in attempted murder

New Orleans police are searching for a man wanted on a count of attempted first-degree murder.

Police allege Erik Rowel, 33, whose last known address was in the 900 block of St. Andrew Street, stabbed someone in the neck May 14 in the 3500 block of South Liberty Street. Rowel is known to frequent that area, police said.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Drew Deacon at (504) 658-6122 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Eight suspects booked in St. Bernard drug ring

St. Bernard Parish deputies arrested eight people in two days for their alleged roles in a heroin operation.

The arrests were made Tuesday and Wednesday, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Joey Corley, 37, of New Orleans, was booked Tuesday with heroin distribution after narcotics officers said they saw him stop his vehicle and make hand-to-hand deliveries to a woman and man who live on Lloyds Avenue in Chalmette, Pohlmann said.

Corley was stopped later by officers, who found five small bags of a tan-colored, powdered substance that tested positive for heroin.

Brandy Brown, 39, also known as Brandy Prosper, was the woman who took the drugs from Brown, while the man seen getting heroin from Corley was identified as Randy Alphonso, 43, Pohlmann said.

Brown, who is believed to have sold heroin to a confidential informant, already had a warrant for her arrest on a distribution charge.

Two men who called Corley’s phone while he was in custody, allegedly to buy $40 of heroin, were identified as Joshua Tretler, 29, of Slidell, and Jacklyn St. Romain, 36, of Meraux. Both were booked with attempted possession of the drug.

Two other people were arrested Wednesday at Brown’s home after a search turned up a small amount of heroin and needles, Pohlmann said.

Calogero Carbello, 42, and Robert Allen, 36, were booked with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Christy Paola, 49, was found at Alphonso’s home and booked with possession of drug paraphernalia.