Three men shot in Upper 9th Ward
Three men were shot about 6:40 p.m. Tuesday in the 1900 block of Gallier Street, in the Upper 9th Ward, New Orleans police said.
The men were taken to the hospital by New Orleans Emergency Medical Services. No further information on their condition was available.
Victim, suspect ID’d in Algiers shooting
New Orleans police have identified a suspect in the Monday morning shooting death of a 17-year-old student in Algiers. In addition, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office on Tuesday named the victim, who attended Landry-Walker High School.
Detectives are looking for Kareem Richards, 19, who they believe is responsible for the shooting. Witnesses helped detectives identify Richards as a suspect, according to police.
The victim was identified as Tokoyo Palmer. He was shot about 7:30 a.m. in an apartment complex parking lot in the 3700 block of Garden Oaks Drive in Algiers. He died at the hospital.
Homicide Detective Ryan Aucoin is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at (504) 658-5300.
Robbery victim shot Monday in 7th Ward
A 30-year-old man was shot about 5:40 a.m. Monday when he refused to give up his money during an armed robbery, police said.
The incident occurred in the 2200 block of New Orleans Street in the 7th Ward. The robber shot the victim several times and fled.
The victim was taken to a hospital.
4 robbed at gunpoint in French Quarter
Four people were robbed at gunpoint in two separate armed robberies in the French Quarter early Tuesday morning.
In the first incident, a man approached a woman, 63, and a man, 23, at Conti and Decatur streets about 1:10 a.m. and pointed a gun at them, according to police.
They complied, and he fled with a purse and a bag.
About five minutes later, a man with a gun grabbed the purses of two women in the 1100 block of Bourbon Street, police said. Witnesses attempted to intervene, but the man brandished his gun at them and fled the scene.
Police looking for man in Quarter burglary
Police are trying to identify a man in connection with a burglary that occurred about 12:45 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Galvez Restaurant at 914 N. Peters St. in the French Quarter.
A man entered the business through the delivery entrance and stole several bottles of liquor worth more than $200.
Police believe that the same man burglarized the restaurant in December.
He is described as a black man, between 40 and 60 years of age, 5-foot-11 to 6-foot-2 and about 210-230 pounds. He was wearing a light-colored, long-sleeve buttoned-down shirt, blue jeans and brown boots.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Mother arrested in child’s kidnapping
Harahan police have extradited and arrested a woman, 32, who allegedly kidnapped her 2-year-old son in Harahan in December.
After an investigation, the boy and the woman were found in Roaming Shores, Ohio, according to Harahan police.
The Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office charged the woman with the “removing from the state, by any parent, of his or her child, from the custody of any person to whom custody has been awarded ... without the consent of the legal custodian.”
The father went to Ohio to be reunited with his son.
No names were released.
Tammany deputy saves motorist from river
A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy jumped into the Middle Pearl River to help a driver whose vehicle was submerged in 3 to 4 feet of water after he lost control of it Sunday and traveled down a steep embankment between the east- and westbound spans of Interstate 10, ending up in the river.
The driver was wedged into the passenger-side seat area.
Deputy Zachary Bruno was the first to arrive on the scene, along with Deputy Shawn Barrow from the K-9 Division. Bruno entered the water to help the driver, and working with an unidentified female good Samaritan was able to keep the driver’s head and neck stabilized through an open window.
A second unidentified good Samaritan, who was an EMT, arrived with his medical bag. Bruno and the woman placed a C-collar on the driver and stayed with him in the water until fire and ambulance personnel arrived on scene.
The driver was transported to an area hospital for a leg injury and other unknown injuries.
Men arrested after Slidell parade incident
A California man showed a lot of brass at a Slidell Mardi Gras parade, earning himself a trip to jail.
During the Sunday parade of the Krewe of Slidellians, a police officer noticed Brandon Miller, of Clovis, California, dancing in the midst of one of the marching bands. The man then took an instrument from one of the band members and tried to play it, according to Slidell Police spokesman Daniel Seuzeneau.
When an officer asked Miller to return to the roadside to watch the parade, Miller became confrontational, Seuzeneau said. When the officer attempted to arrest Miller, Johnny Young, of St. Amant, a friend of Miller, entered the fray to help Miller resist arrest, Seuzeneau said.
Reinforcements arrived, and Miller and Young were arrested and booked on counts of disturbing the peace and resisting an officer.
The two were among 13 arrests in Slidell for offenses associated with the parade, such as underage drinking and narcotics use, Seuzeneau said.