Man shot to death on N.O. East sidewalk ID’d
A man gunned down Tuesday night on a New Orleans East sidewalk has been identified as Floyd Baptiste.
Baptiste, 32, was shot about 6 p.m. in the 4500 block of Skyview Street.
Officers responding to a call found him unresponsive on the sidewalk. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.
Police have not identified a suspect or motive in his death.
Homicide Detective Andrew Waldron is in charge of the investigation.
Jefferson grand jury indicts man in murder
A Jefferson Parish grand jury Thursday handed up a four-count indictment, including for second-degree murder, against a Marrero man.
The charges against Michael A. Brown, 22, stem from a February double shooting in Marrero that killed Tyrone “Moe” Jenkins and wounded Terrance Neal.
Brown, who goes by the nickname “Junior,” was indicted on one count of second-degree murder, one count of attempted second-degree murder, one count of intimidating a witness and one count of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
Jenkins was found shot to death Feb. 2 in the courtyard of an apartment complex in the 1000 block of Dimarco Drive. Neal was found shot two blocks away and taken to a hospital.
Brown is being held in Jefferson Parish Prison on $1.25 million bail.
The case will be heard by Judge Cornelius Regan in 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna.
Homeless man found stabbed at hospital
A homeless man wound up on the steps of Tulane Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon with several cuts to his body, New Orleans police said.
The 34-year-old victim was found just before 2 p.m. outside the hospital in the 1400 block of Tulane Avenue and carried into the emergency room to be treated for his injuries.
He was not able to speak to tell officers where he was attacked.