Warehouse District shooting kills 1, hurts 1
One man was killed and another injured early Monday in a shooting on the edge of the Warehouse District.
The shooting happened about 1 a.m. near Calliope and Annunciation streets, police said.
The surviving 21-year-old victim told police an unknown vehicle pulled up next to the Honda SUV he and the other victim were in and someone opened fire.
Police said the victims were able to drive to a hospital, where the 25-year-old victim later died. The surviving victim was being treated for a gunshot wound to the chest.
Anyone with information is asked to contact homicide Detective Rayell Johnson at (504) 658-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Man pleads not guilty in Metairie murder
Pedro Monterroso-Navas, who is accused of beating his girlfriend to death in their Metairie apartment in July, pleaded not guilty Monday to a charge of second-degree murder.
Monterroso, 44, was extradited from Texas on July 18 after he was found in a trailer park in a Houston suburb with two of the couple’s children.
Five days earlier, 24-year-old Heidi Monroy was found dead in the bathtub of the Durand Street apartment where she had lived for a few weeks. She had been beaten over the head.
Monterroso is a Honduran citizen who is in the country illegally, though immigration officials say he will go through the criminal justice system like any other suspect and serve whatever sentence is handed down if he is convicted. Court records indicate a translator will be necessary for his trial.
Monterroso is being held in the Jefferson Parish jail on $1 million bond.
Two men booked in Desire area homicide
Two men are behind bars in connection with a recent homicide in the Desire area.
Kwan Cobbs, 23, and Taron Blackmon, 26, each were booked on counts of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder.
They are accused of killing 15-year-old Sky Johnson and wounding a 16-year-old.
The victims were inside a car when the shooting happened about 11 p.m. Oct. 12 in the 3300 block of Metropolitan Street.
Homicide Detective Gregory Johnson is in charge of the investigation.
Detectives try to ID man in fatal shooting
Police are trying to identify and locate a man wanted in connection with the shooting death of 27-year-old Alfred Johnson, who was killed about 12:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the 2000 block of Washington Avenue.
Investigators found surveillance footage that showed a man fleeing the scene.
He is described as a black man with a dark complexion, 30 to 35 years old, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-11 and 170 to 200 pounds. He was wearing a navy blue and white striped shirt and dark blue jeans.
Anyone with information on his identity is asked to contact homicide Detective Barret Morton at (504) 658-5300.
Man, 21, shot in thigh Sunday in St. Roch
A 21-year-old man was shot in the thigh Sunday night in the St. Roch neighborhood.
The shooting was reported about 8:30 p.m. near Painters and North Rocheblave streets.
No other details were available.
Police seek suspected Walmart shoplifter
Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a woman wanted in connection with a theft from a Walmart store.
Khristina Jiles, 27, allegedly put several items into her purse at the store in the 1900 block of Tchoupitoulas Street about 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
She had a brief fight with security guards who tried to stop her from leaving the store. She was able to escape but left her purse and the stolen goods, valued at $221.50, police said.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Martin Smith at (504) 658-6060.
Warrant obtained for suspect in stabbing
An arrest warrant has been obtained for a woman suspected in a weekend stabbing at a Bourbon Street club.
Police believe Ronnisha Kelley, 19, is responsible for stabbing the victim early Saturday inside the Funky 544 club at 544 Bourbon.
The 35-year-old victim told police the incident began when she and a 22-year-old friend bumped into Kelley.
The victim said she began to argue with Kelley, who then reached into her boot, pulled out an unknown object and stabbed the victims multiple times.
Kelley then fled on foot. She was identified as a suspect through surveillance footage, police said, and was later identified by one of the victims.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call 8th District detectives at (504) 658-6080.
Man sought in theft of cellphone on Canal
Police are trying to find a man wanted in stealing a man’s cellphone from his hand Sunday afternoon on Canal Street.
The victim was using his phone in the 1000 block about 1 p.m. when an unknown man walked up and asked the victim about buying the phone.
Moments later, the man grabbed the phone from the victim’s hand and ran toward Rampart Street.
Police released a computer sketch of the man, who wore a red, hooded sweatshirt, a blue cap and blue jeans.
Anyone with information on his identity is asked to contact 8th District detectives at (504) 658-6080.
Police try to identify suspect in stabbing
Police are looking for a person wanted in a stabbing late last month in the French Quarter.
The victim was stabbed about 5 a.m. Oct. 27 at Bourbon and Iberville streets.
Police said another person told the 66-year-old victim that the unknown attacker had taken his wallet. When the victim approached the attacker, the two began to fight, and the attacker pulled out an unknown object and stabbed the victim in the arm.
The man was able to recover his wallet and was treated at a hospital.
Police described the attacker as a black man or woman with long, wavy hair, wearing a black sweater, a light-colored shirt and black shorts.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Detective Steve Nolan at (504) 658-6080.
Police search for car in recent Treme shooting
Detectives are trying to find a vehicle that might have been used in a recent Treme shooting.
Police said a Nissan Altima with dark, tinted windows could have been the car used in the Oct. 27 shooting that injured a 29-year-old man.
The shooting happened about 9:45 p.m. in the 1800 block of Conti Street.
The victim told police that he was sitting on his porch when the car drove up and someone inside opened fire. The victim ran from the porch and collapsed a few paces later.
Detective Lester Marshall is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at (504) 658-6010
Man’s body found in ditch along Slidell road
The body of a Slidell man was discovered in a ditch along Dean Road north of Slidell on Sunday morning by a passerby who called 911.
St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston identified the man Monday as Wilfredo Rosario, 60.
The cause of death is undetermined, pending an autopsy. “The circumstances of Mr. Rosario’s death and the manner in which he was found certainly raise concerns and suspicions, but we should never rush to judgment,” Preston said.
Man thrown from car in St. Charles crash
A passenger in a speeding Dodge Charger was not wearing a seat belt late Saturday when he was thrown from the car and killed, State Police said.
Charles Green, 20, of St. Rose, died at the scene of the wreck about 11 p.m. Saturday on La. 626 in St. Charles Parish.
Christopher Lymous, 19, of St. Rose, was driving the 2009 Charger south on La. 626 when he veered into the northbound lane, Trooper 1st Class Melissa Matey said.
Lymous lost control when he tried to pull back into the southbound lane. The Charger barreled off the road, slamming into a ditch and several trees. The car flipped and ejected Green, who had been riding as a passenger in the front seat.
Both Lymous and a passenger in the back, Justin Houston, 18, of St. Rose, reported minor injuries, Matey said. None of the men was wearing a seat belt.
Troopers suspect Lymous was speeding but not drunk, she said. Nonetheless, troopers will conduct a toxicology test on blood taken from Lymous.