Man killed Saturday in New Orleans East
Police are investigating the shooting death of a man whose body was found Saturday morning in New Orleans East.
The victim was discovered about 6:45 a.m. lying on the sidewalk in the 7300 block of Poitevent Avenue.
Anyone with information is asked to call Homicide Detective Debra Normand at (504) 658-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
3 people robbed in separate incidents
Three people were robbed in separate incidents Friday, New Orleans police reported.
About 1:30 p.m., a man approached another man in the 7500 block of Bullard Avenue offering to sell him a cellphone. When the victim agreed, the robber fled with his cash.
About 8:15 p.m., a 68-year-old woman was approached by a man with a knife in the 900 block of Frenchmen Street in Marigny. The man demanded her money, and she complied.
In the third incident, three women were approached by a man with a revolver in the 800 block of Hagan Avenue in the Bayou St. John neighborhood just before 10 p.m. He demanded their purses, and they complied.
Three burglars enter home in 7th Ward
A 16-year-old boy and his sister were inside their home in the 5300 block of St. Anthony Street in the 7th Ward about 3:15 p.m. Friday when they heard the back door open, authorities said.
The sister hid, and her brother saw three males enter the home, one pointing a gun at him.
The boy fled out the front door and called police. The intruders fled out the back door.
Rapes reported in 7th Ward and Gentilly
Police said a 4-year-old child was sexually assaulted by another juvenile Friday night in the 1700 block of Marais Street in the 7th Ward.
A 24-year-old woman told police about 8:15 p.m. Friday that she was sexually assaulted in the 400 block of Wallace Drive in Gentilly.
Fire breaks out at Bourbon Street bar
The New Orleans Fire Department responded Saturday to a fire in the 700 block of Bourbon Street in the French Quarter.
Firefighters arrived at 12:17 p.m. and found light smoke coming from the second floor of Johnny White’s bar at 718 Bourbon St.
Employees, who contained the fire with fire extinguishers before firefighters arrived, said the fire is believed to have started near a cabinet on the second floor of the three-story building.
No customers were on the second floor when the fire broke out. No injuries were reported.
Firefighters found some areas of the ceiling were still smoldering. The scene was under control at 12:21 p.m., the Fire Department said.
The fire caused extensive damage to the building’s second floor. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.