Four men shot in CBD early Monday morning

Four men were shot early Monday morning at Poydras and Bolivar streets near the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, according to Officer Garry Flot, a spokesman for the New Orleans Police Department.

Flot said the shooting happened about 2:30 a.m.

He said a 16-year-old was shot in the buttocks.

The three other victims, whose ages weren’t provided, were shot in the cheek, stomach and both legs, respectively, Flot said. They were taken to a hospital in private vehicles.

According to a WWL-TV report, officers found 30 to 40 shell casings at the crime scene.

The report said witnesses outside a club close to the shooting said they saw two cars speeding past a nearby intersection. The witnesses said people in both cars were shooting at one another and one car crashed at Poydras and Bolivar streets.

Man killed Monday afternoon in Algiers

A man was killed Monday afternoon in Algiers, according to Officer Frank Robertson, a spokesman for the New Orleans Police Department.

The incident happened about 4:15 p.m. in the 3200 block of Ptolemy Street.Robertson said police found the victim, 27, in the driver’s seat of a blue Kia SUV.

The man had been shot multiple times in the body and died at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact homicide Detective Wayne DeLarge at (504) 658-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Woman arrested in Metairie hit-and-run

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office on Monday arrested Jennifer Kuzma, 25, of Metairie, and booked her on one count each of felony hit-and-run, injuring public records and criminal mischief.

Traffic fatality investigator Carl Quijano Jr. was investigating a hit-and-run early Wednesday morning involving Travis Burns, of Metairie. The incident occurred in the 1400 block of North Causeway Boulevard. Burns remains in critical condition at Interim LSU Hospital.

Quijano received a call Monday from the manager of a body shop in Metairie about a vehicle that possibly had been involved in an accident. Quijano learned that a woman brought her 2009 Honda Civic to the body shop for repairs on Friday. The woman, identified as Kuzma, arrived at the shop while Quijano was speaking with the manager.

Upon questioning, Kuzma said she didn’t know what she ran over on Causeway Boulevard on Wednesday. She admitted leaving the scene but said she returned 30 minutes later and called 911 to report finding the male victim lying in the roadway. She did not tell the officer who responded to her call that she was involved in the incident.

Three Slidell men face charges in shooting

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested one Slidell man and secured arrest warrants for two others in an allegedly drug-related robbery and shootout near Slidell earlier this month.

The Sheriff’s Office said Willie and Cedric Cooper, who live at the same Slidell address, went to the Brown’s Village Road area Dec. 20 with plans to rob Gary Lee during a drug transaction. Willie Cooper and Lee then got into a shootout, and both received gunshot wounds.

Lee was taken to Ochsner Hospital and later transferred to Interim LSU Hospital. Willie Cooper was located after he showed up at Slidell Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound.

Upon his release from the hospital, Willie Cooper, 32, will be booked with attempted armed robbery, attempted armed robbery with a firearm, aggravated second-degree battery and carrying of a firearm by a convicted felon, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Lee, 23, of Slidell, will be booked with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance and possession of hydrocodone.

Cedric Cooper, 19, was arrested Dec. 23 and booked into St. Tammany Parish Jail on a count of attempted armed robbery.

Man shot Monday on Tulane Avenue

A man was shot early Monday morning near Tulane Avenue and South Galvez Street, according to police records.

The shooting happened about 2 a.m. The victim, 22, gave police conflicting accounts of exactly where he was at the time.

He was taken to a hospital by a private vehicle.

Man carjacked Sunday in N.O. East

A man was carjacked Sunday afternoon in New Orleans East, according to police records.

The incident happened about 4:30 p.m. in the 4500 block of Ray Avenue.

The 54-year-old victim was approached by two gunmen while he was stopped at a stop sign.

The men fled with his vehicle, wallet and cellphone.

Three robbed Sunday in Irish Channel

Two women and a man were robbed at gunpoint Sunday night in the Irish Channel, according to New Orleans police.

The incident happened about 10 p.m. in the 1000 block of Second Street.

The victims — a 59-year-old man and women ages 64 and 20 — were approached by four armed men who demanded their property and then fled.

Police seeking woman in Quarter robbery

The New Orleans Police Department is looking for a woman wanted for a theft that occurred Monday morning in the 700 block of Bienville Street.

A 27-year-old man told detectives he met a woman in the 100 block of Carondelet Street about 6:15 a.m. and they went to his hotel room about 7 a.m.

While he was in the bathroom about 8:45 a.m., he said, the woman stole $400 and his loaded Smith & Wesson .40-caliber pistol.

Eighth District Detective Iain Watt is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at (504) 658-6080.

Teenager arrested in Esplanade Ave. robbery

The NOPD has arrested a 16-year-old male in connection with an armed robbery that occurred Dec. 16 in the 900 block of Esplanade Avenue.

Shortly before 2:30 a.m., a 31-year-old man was approached by a man with a gun who demanded his property. The victim handed over $30, and the robber fled.

On Dec. 27, 8th District detectives responding to a call about three men looking into vehicles saw a trio walking in the 1000 block of Bourbon Street. As they questioned the three, a resident approached the detectives and identified one of the three as the person who robbed him on Dec. 16. The juvenile was arrested and booked on armed robbery, resisting an officer, distribution of false drugs, vagrancy and curfew violation.

The two other youths, 15 and 16 years old, were arrested and booked with resisting an officer, vagrancy and curfew violations. In addition, the 15-year-old was booked with possession of marijuana.

Five sought in French Quarter robbery

The NOPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating three unknown males and two unknown females wanted in connection with an attempted simple robbery that occurred Thursday in the 600 block of St. Philip Street.

Shortly after 2 a.m., the group approached a 39-year-old male pedestrian. One of them struck him from behind and knocked him to the ground. They then began hitting and kicking the victim in the head but fled after observing someone walking toward them.

The incident was captured on surveillance video; it can be seen at http://youtu.be/ 4i_zSPTmgwE .

Anyone with information is asked to call the 8th District Investigative Unit at (504) 658-6080 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.