Trace shooting suspect gets 25-year sentence
A man arrested in June in connection with a shooting on the Tammany Trace in Mandeville pleaded guilty Monday to charges of attempted murder and armed robbery and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, according to a news release from the Mandeville Police Department.
Jesse Stowe, of Ponchatoula, was arrested two days after the June 23 shooting, said Lt. Gerald Sticker, of the Mandeville department.
The shooting was the result of a drug deal gone bad, police said at the time.
Woman, 22, fatally shot outside home in Harvey
A 22-year-old woman was mortally wounded when she was shot outside her home Monday evening in Harvey, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
According to investigators, Keyoka “Key” Collins and a girlfriend were sitting in a car parked outside Collins’ home in the 1800 block of Brown Avenue at about 6 p.m., talking to two men.
At some point, two other men walked up, and one of them opened fire on the car.
The friend drove Collins to West Jefferson Medical Center, where she died from her wounds, said Col. John Fortunato, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
The gunman and the man he was with ran away, according to investigators and friends of Collins who spoke to a reporter at the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to contact JPSO homicide detective Donald Zanotelli at (504) 364-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Cigarette butt feud ends in man’s shooting
A smoldering feud about cigarette butts led to a shooting Sunday in Harvey, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies were called to the 2700 block of Whitney Avenue in response to a report of shots fired.
They found Damon Boullt, 44, holding a gun. Boullt told deputies he shot the victim after the man kicked open the door of his apartment, said Col. John Fortunato, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
Investigators learned there was an ongoing feud among several residents of the apartment complex about the disposal of cigarette butts.
The dispute caused the shooting victim’s mother to be hit with a pole a short time before the gunfire, Fortunato said.
When the shooting victim learned what had happened to his mother, he traveled to the apartment complex from his home in the 1200 block of Brown Avenue and kicked in Boullt’s door, Fortunato said.
Boullt told investigators he was afraid of retaliation from the victim’s family, so he had locked himself inside with his .45-caliber handgun.
The man who kicked in the door ran after he saw the gun in Boullt’s hand, Fortunato said, but Boullt chased him and shot him multiple times after the victim slipped on the ground of the parking lot.
He remained in critical condition Monday.
Boullt was booked with one count of attempted second-degree murder.
Pregnant woman hit by gunfire over weekend
A pregnant woman was one of a dozen people wounded by gunfire during the weekend, New Orleans police said.
The woman was shot at about 10:50 p.m. Sunday in the 11000 block of Patterson Drive in Algiers. Bullets struck her in the neck, chest and back, police said.
The woman, whose name and age were not available, was being treated at Interim LSU Hospital.
Miss. man, 69, dies after car hits building
A Mississippi man was killed Monday when his car struck a Metairie storage building, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
Carlo Musmeci, 69, of Diamondhead, Mississippi, hit the building in the 3700 block of Division Street at about 12:30 p.m. He was taken to East Jefferson General Hospital, where he died a short time later.
The crash might have been the result of a medical condition, the Sheriff’s Office said. An autopsy is pending.
N.O. gunfire wounds two men on Monday
Two people were wounded by gunfire Monday in New Orleans.
One man was shot multiple times in the 1700 block of Gen. de Gaulle Drive in Algiers, police said. His condition was not available.
The other victim was shot multiple times in the 2900 block of Spain Street. He was in critical condition at a hospital, police said.
Both shootings were reported a little before 2 p.m.
Gentilly SWAT standoff ends without incident
A woman was taken into police custody early Monday morning without incident after an hourslong standoff with New Orleans SWAT officers.
Police were called at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday to the 2800 block of St. Anthony Street in Gentilly to investigate a report someone had fired a gun and a car possibly had been struck by gunfire. While there, they heard a gunshot, said Officer Garry Flot, an NOPD spokesman.
A woman, identified as Dejuan Braud, 21, was holed up inside a home in the block for hours before SWAT officers used a chemical agent to force her out.
Braud was taken into custody without incident. Police were trying Monday to determine if she fired any weapons, Flot said.