Man arrested quickly in N.O. East homicide
Two New Orleans police officers arrested a man shortly after he allegedly shot a man to death early Monday in a parking lot in the 5700 block of Crowder Boulevard in New Orleans East.
Police said Demond Boutte, 33, shot Calvin Everett, 29, just after midnight.
Sgt. Michael Stalbert and Officer Kevin Doucette, who were working a private security detail nearby, heard the shots and found the victim bleeding from several gunshot wounds. He died later at the hospital.
Witnesses said Boutte was running toward Lake Forest Boulevard, and Doucette chased him down on foot, according to police.
After a brief struggle, Boutte was arrested and found to have a loaded handgun.
Boutte was booked on a count of second-degree murder.
Wanted for a decade, man convicted in rapes
A Harvey man wanted for more than a decade in connection with two Jefferson Parish rapes pleaded guilty Monday to a raft of charges that will send him to prison for 30 years.
Hugh Viera, 54, was extradited to Louisiana in 2013 after he was found in Texas, 13 years after a Marrero fifth-grader flagged down a Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputy and told her Viera had raped her. When investigators followed up on the report, another girl came forward to accuse him.
Viera was set to go to trial Monday before Judge Cornelius Regan in 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna, but he instead pleaded guilty to 10 counts, including aggravated incest with a victim under 13, oral sexual battery, attempted aggravated rape and forcible rape.
The sentences, ranging between 10 and 30 years, totaled 205 years but will be served concurrently.
Court records indicate the first victim was raped between May 1995 and May 1997, while the second was raped between July 1999 and April 2000.
Victims identified in two N.O. homicides
The New Orleans Coroner’s Office on Monday identified the victims of two recent homicides in the city.
Dwight Clark, 50, was identified as the itinerant barber who was shot to death early Sunday afternoon in the 2800 block of Kent Street in Algiers while cutting the hair of another man who was wounded.
The office identified Aaron Martin, 35, as the man found dead Jan. 18 in the 1600 block of Montegut Street in the St. Claude neighborhood. Another man was found wounded around the corner on North Derbigny Street.
Dwight Harvey, 34, was picked up in a motel in Avoyelles Parish on Thursday and brought back to New Orleans to be booked in the two Jan. 18 shootings.
N.O. police arrest man, say he hit a cop
New Orleans police arrested Kevin Allen, 17, and booked him on counts of armed robbery, illegal possession of stolen property and battery on a police officer.
About 4:20 a.m. Saturday, police said, Allen pointed a handgun at a man who was packing his hunting equipment into his car in the 6100 block of Bellaire Drive. He then drove off in the victim’s car, according to police.
About 7 a.m., police found the victim’s vehicle and property in front of a house in the 5500 block of St. Ferdinand Street. When authorities entered the house, Allen allegedly hit an officer and tried to get away but was apprehended.
Allen then cooperated with detectives and confessed to the armed robbery, police said.
Victim survives New Orleans East shooting
A 32-year-old man who was shot Sunday night in New Orleans East is in good condition, police say.
The victim was in his car at Vincent Road and Hayne Boulevard about 9 p.m. when a white car pulled up in front and a silver SUV came up from behind, according to police.
People in both cars started shooting at the victim, who was hit in the jaw but drove himself to the hospital. The other vehicles fled the scene.
Home invasion Sunday in New Orleans East
A 31-year-old woman was in bed about 11:45 p.m. Sunday when two people entered her house in the 7500 block of Rochon Drive in New Orleans East.
One of the men allegedly hit her with a gun and made her get on the floor while the house was searched, according to police. They did not take anything before fleeing.
Domino’s delivery man robbed at gunpoint
A pizza delivery man was robbed at gunpoint about 8 p.m. Sunday in Central City.
The 23-year-old victim was delivering an order to a home in the 2300 block of Washington Avenue when a man with a handgun came up behind him and demanded money, according to police.
The victim handed over his money, and the robber fled.
Algiers Domino’s shop is robbed Monday
A man with a gun entered a Domino’s pizza shop in Algiers about 1 a.m. Monday.
The man ordered everyone to the back of the store, which is in the 4800 block of Gen. Meyer Avenue, according to police.
He took about $380 from the register before fleeing.
NOPD looking for three ATM thieves
New Orleans police are looking for three men who stole an ATM from a Family Dollar store in New Orleans East.
About 4:30 a.m. Monday, the three forced open the front door of the store, which is in the 4500 block of Old Gentilly Road, according to police.
Once they were inside, two of the men removed the ATM and rolled it outside and down the sidewalk.