Man dies after shooting on Central City corner

A man shot early Saturday morning in Central City died later at a local hospital, New Orleans police said.

The victim was shot multiple times about 12:10 a.m. at Seventh and Dryades streets, said Officer Garry Flot, a Police Department spokesman.

The man’s identity remained unknown Saturday evening, said John Gagliano, the Orleans Parish coroner’s chief investigator.

Homicide Detective Nicholas Williams is in charge of the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

N.C. teens accused of robbing Slidell woman

Two North Carolina teenagers are behind bars in Slidell after they allegedly robbed an 80-year-old woman of her purse and tried to evade arrest by leading two good Samaritans and police on a brief chase Friday evening.

Jacob Little and Jacob Pilkington were on their way to Texas when they stopped in Slidell for gas.

They pulled in at the Wal-Mart in the 100 block of Northshore Boulevard about 6:30 p.m., allegedly planning to rob someone for gas money.

As they circled the parking lot, they spotted a woman loading groceries into her car, said Detective Daniel Seuzeneau, a Slidell Police Department spokesman.

Little parked his Chrysler minivan, walked up to the woman and grabbed her purse from her hands, Seuzeneau said.

She screamed for help, catching the attention of two men in the parking lot who began to chase Little.

Little jumped back into the van with Pilkington and the two led the good Samaritans on a chase. The pursuing men called 911 and told dispatchers where they were.

Slidell police saw the van exit Interstate 12 near La. 1088 and pulled it over.

Little and Pilkington surrendered and were taken into custody. They were booked with simple robbery and were being held at the Slidell City Jail.

The victim of the robbery was not injured, and her purse was recovered.

“These two guys picked the wrong city to stop and rob someone, and the fact that they victimized an elderly woman disgusts me,” said Slidell Police Chief Randy Smith. “However, once again, our citizens came through and are the true heroes in this case.”