Police find gunshot victim who fled hospital
A gunshot victim who fled his hospital bed earlier this week has been located.
New Orleans police said Isiah Miller, 27, was found about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and returned to Interim LSU Hospital.
Miller fled the hospital against doctors’ orders on Sunday. He was being treated for a gunshot wound, police said.
Police have not said who they believe shot Miller.
Man carjacked by woman he met online
A man was carjacked at gunpoint early Wednesday morning by a woman he told police he met on a social-networking website.
The victim said he arrived in the 2200 block of St. Anthony Street about 4 a.m. Wednesday and met the woman known to him only as “Ali W.”
He told police he met the woman through the social-networking website Tagged.
After he spoke to the woman for about five minutes, she went inside a home and returned a short time later, police said.
She then walked up to the victim’s red 2010 Dodge Challenger with an unknown man who ordered the victim out of the car.
A fight started between the victim and the man, when another unknown man walked up to the car and pointed a gun at the victim.
At that point the two men and woman got into the car and drove away.
The woman was described as white, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and 160 pounds, police said.
The man who pointed the gun at the victim was described as black, 6 feet tall, 190-200 pounds with high cheek bones, a short fade hairstyle and a goatee. He wore a white T-shirt and dark jeans.
The stolen car has black flames across the side and bears Louisiana license plate VOV 253.
Anyone with information about this incident or the whereabouts of those involved is asked to contact 5th District Detective Thaddeus Williams at (504) 658-6050 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Police search for man in attempted murder
New Orleans police are searching for a man wanted on a charge of attempted second-degree murder.
Police allege Eric “Bernie Mo” Falkins, 29, whose last known address was in the 7800 block of Olive Street, shot the victim about noon Sunday near South Carrollton Avenue and Olive Street.
Anyone with information on Falkins’ whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Latoya Lamb at (504) 658-6020 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Covington-area man arrested after standoff
A Covington-area man was taken to St. Tammany Parish Hospital for evaluation after a brief standoff with St. Tammany Parish sheriff’s deputies early Wednesday morning.
The man’s father called 911 about 1 a.m. and said his son was suicidal and had left his home on Lake Placid Road with a shotgun.
Deputies were able to contact the man’s girlfriend, who said she was with him in a car and that he was not armed. The girlfriend tried to take the man back to his parents’ house, but when he saw patrol cars, he fled into surrounding woods, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies searched for but could not find him.
A short time later, the man’s father called back to say his son had returned and barricaded himself inside a bedroom with the shotgun.
The man, whose name has not been released, was uncooperative with deputies, causing the SWAT team to be called to the scene.
The man was taken into custody without incident about 3 a.m.
Gunfire Wednesday in N.O. East wounds man
A man was shot in the arm Wednesday evening in New Orleans East, police said.
The shooting happened about 5:20 p.m. at the Wind Run apartments in the 12100 block of the North Interstate 10 Service Road, police said.
The victim’s condition was not immediately known.
N.O. man pleads guilty to murder, drug charges
A New Orleans man pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to participating in a wide-ranging heroin conspiracy and several gang-related murders.
Before U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown, Gregory “Rabbit” Stewart, 22, pleaded guilty to participating in the murder of Quelton “Gutter” Broussard on April 12, 2010; the murder of Calvin “Plucky” Celestine on Feb. 6, 2011; and the murder of Gregory Keys and shooting of Kendrick Smothers on May 24, 2011.
All of the murders were committed as part of the conspiracy to distribute heroin, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite said in a written statement.
Stewart also pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to use firearms to sell heroin.
Court documents show that Stewart admitted to being one of five people responsible for the high-profile murders of bounce-rapper Renetta Lowe, better known as “Magnolia Shorty,” and Jerome “ManMan” Hampton on Dec. 20, 2010.
Authorities said Stewart’s guilty plea to the murders and drug crimes was the culmination of a years-long investigation of a heroin trafficking organization and gang that operated in the “G-Strip,” an area in the 1300 block of Gallier Street in the St. Claude neighborhood.
For each of the murder counts, Stewart faces a maximum penalty of life in prison.
On the drug conspiracy, he faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life.
For the gun conspiracy, he faces a maximum of 20 years in prison.
Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 9.