Woman reports rape in 7th Ward on Thursday
A 33-year-old woman reported being raped early Thursday morning at St. Bernard Avenue and North Miro Street in the 7th Ward, police said.
The sexual assault, by an unknown man, took place at 12:40 a.m., according to the New Orleans Police Department.
Murder suspect sought in Algiers shooting
New Orleans police are looking for a 21-year-old man in connection with a fatal shooting Wednesday morning in Algiers.
Police said they have obtained an arrest warrant for Isaac Harris on a count of second-degree murder. They believe he was involved in the killing of Anthony Chambers, 23, in the 400 block of Slidell Street at about 1 a.m.
Chambers was an employee at Magazine Pizza. His great uncle, Sam Dixon, said he believed the killing stemmed from a dispute over a woman.
Man in argument shot at ‘concerned couple’
A “concerned couple” who tried to help a woman in distress was rewarded by getting shot at Wednesday evening, Jefferson Parish deputies said.
The concerned couple happened upon 32-year-old Joshua Sadowski in the 600 block of Dodge Avenue in Elmwood about 4 p.m., deputies said. The couple said he was in a “loud verbal argument” with a woman, who “appeared to be in distress.”
When the couple tried to intervene and offer the woman a ride, deputies said, Sadowski got into an argument with the unnamed male of the pair. Authorities say Sadowski then went back to his vehicle and retrieved a semi-automatic handgun.
At that point, according to Deputy Paul Theriot, Sadowski pointed the gun at the man and fired once. Neither the man nor anyone else was hit by the bullet, deputies said.
Authorities said Sadowski fled the area but was quickly arrested a few blocks away. He has been booked on counts of illegal use of a weapon and aggravated assault.
3 robberies reported in Jeff over two days
A man and a woman were robbed in the 400 block of George Street in Avondale about 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said. No injures were reported.
Another woman was robbed at gunpoint at 3050 Severn Ave. in Metairie about 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday. The victim was not injured.
Another man was the victim of an armed robbery in the 2900 block of Mount Arbois Court in Marrero about 11:30 a.m. Thursday, the Sheriff’s Office reported. He received minor injuries.
Fight at gas station leads to stabbing
A 21-year-old man was stabbed during a fight early Thursday morning at a gas station in the 1000 block of Elysian Fields Avenue, police said.
The fight took place at 1 a.m. after the victim was approached by a man and a woman asking to buy drugs, according to police, who did not indicate the severity of the victim’s injuries.