Orleans Parish Coroner Jeffrey Rouse has identified seven homicide victims killed in seven separate incidents during a bloody week in New Orleans.
Travis Williams Jr., 22, died at the hospital after he was shot around 4 p.m. July 2 while working on a house in Mid-City at the corner of St. Peter and North Lopez streets.
About an hour later. Bradley Depenis, 34, was also shot and killed in the 3900 block of Hollygrove Street.
Then around 8:15 p.m. that evening Jermal Jarrell, 22, was shot at the corner of Washington Avenue and LaSalle Street. He was taken to the hospital, where he died of a gunshot wound that night.
Those three deaths, along with the identification of slain St. Augustine High School Student Jawara Givens, 18, prompted Rouse to take to Twitter last week to express his horror at the outpouring of violence.
“4 homicides in 6 hours this afternoon. Four, for Christ’s sake,” Rouse tweeted.
Givens’ funeral is scheduled for Friday.
Rouse has also officially identified Milan Arriola, 20, as a homicide victim who died of a gunshot wound on July 4. The daughter of New Orleans Police Officer Imani Ruffins and the niece of jazz performer Kermit Ruffins, Arriola was shot in Gentilly, but her body was found in the 1900 block of North Broad Street.
Arriola’s funeral is scheduled for Monday.
The next day, Cesar Rivera, 27, died of blunt force trauma he suffered in the 3300 block of Washington Avenue. His death had previously been treated by police as unclassified, but Rouse has deemed it a homicide.
On Tuesday, William Howard, 31, was shot and killed in the 8700 block of Gervais Street in New Orleans East.
Early in the morning of the next day, Dariante Jones, 21, was shot and killed near the corner of O’Reilly and North Johnson streets.