Man, 61, gunned down in N.O. East home
A 61-year-old man was found shot dead inside a New Orleans East home Monday morning.
Police first reported the incident about 11:30 a.m. Neighbors said the front door of the home in the 4900 block of Good Drive was open earlier in the morning, leading them to believe the victim, whose identity was not immediately released, had been killed hours before.
Neighbors said they did not hear any gunshots.
Police did not immediately identify a suspect or motive in the killing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the NOPD’s Homicide Division at (504) 658-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Man faces attempted murder charge in fight
A man was booked on a count of attempted second-degree murder after he allegedly stabbed his father during an argument at their New Orleans East home Sunday afternoon, police said.
Gary Rushing Jr., 33, also cut a 52-year-old woman, apparently his mother, during the fight, according to a daily police log.
Rushing and his 52-year-old father began to argue about 3:50 p.m. at their home in the 4500 block of Good Drive. During the argument, Rushing grabbed a “blunt object” and stabbed his father, according to the police log.
The female victim tried to stop the fight and was cut in the process.
Rushing’s father and the woman were treated at a hospital, and Rushing turned himself in at the 7th District police station a short time later.
He remained in jail Monday evening, according to Orleans Parish Prison records.
Bullets strike man on street in N.O. East
A man was shot early Monday morning in New Orleans East.
The 29-year-old victim was near Hayne Boulevard and Devine Avenue about 2:40 a.m. when he heard gunshots and realized he had been shot, police said.
He was taken to a hospital by paramedics.
N.O. police investigate two armed robberies
New Orleans police on Monday were investigating the following armed robberies reported on an overnight crime log:
10:38 p.m. Sunday in the 9200 block of Airline Highway: An armed man with his face covered walked into the Magnolia Express and ordered the cashier to put money from the register into a bag. The cashier complied, and the man ran away. Police described him as a black man with a brown complexion, 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall, and 145 to 155 pounds. He wore a short-sleeve black T-shirt, blue jeans with holes in the right leg and a green shirt over his face.
11:42 p.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of South Carrollton Avenue: A 28-year-old woman was at her mailbox when an armed man walked up from behind, put a gun to her neck and took two cellphones, her purse and a box.
Man sought in Marigny auto burglary
New Orleans police are searching for a man wanted in connection with a recent auto burglary in the Marigny neighborhood.
The burglar broke into a 2014 Jeep Wrangler about 3 a.m. Friday in the 1000 block of Frenchmen Street, police said. He stole a set of golf clubs from the front passenger seat.
Police described the burglar as a black man with a medium build between ages 30 and 45. He wore a dark T-shirt and gray jogging pants.
Detective Ryan St. Martin is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at (504) 658-6080.
N.O. couple booked in West Bank burglary
Jefferson Parish authorities on Monday arrested a New Orleans man and woman suspected of burglarizing a home in Harvey with their infant daughter in tow.
Deputies responding to a burglary at 846 Fifth Ave. spotted a GMC Envoy speed away from the home as they approached, said Col. John Fortunato, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
A short chase ended at Allo and Fifth avenues, where Clinton Mingo, 27, jumped from the SUV and began to run, even as he swung an infant in the air by one arm, Fortunato said.
He then ran back to the SUV and tried to get back in but was not able to do so. During a struggle with deputies, Mingo dropped the infant, identified as his 7-month-old daughter, and again took off on foot.
The child was not injured and was later placed in the custody of the state Department of Children and Family Services.
Mingo was found a short time later hiding under a house in the 500 block of Avenue A.
He was booked with simple burglary, resisting arrest by flight, cruelty to a juvenile, child desertion and resisting arrest by fighting.
The child’s mother, 22-year-old Thadnesha Williams, of New Orleans, was found a few blocks away near the West Bank Expressway and questioned about her involvement in the incident, Fortunato said. She was booked with simple burglary and child desertion.
Firefighters revive man found in burning unit
New Orleans firefighters pulled a man from a burning home Monday afternoon and revived him after performing CPR.
Firefighters called to a five-unit apartment home in the 2300 block of South Roman Street about 12:30 p.m. found smoke pouring from a kitchen window of a first-floor apartment, said Firefighter Michael Williams, an NOFD spokesman.
Firefighters forced their way inside the unit and found a man unconscious on the kitchen floor.
They brought him outside and revived him, then bandaged him after noticing a cut on his forehead and several cuts on his body.
Paramedics later took him to a hospital for treatment.
No other injuries were reported, and no other apartment units suffered damage.
The one-alarm fire was under control by 12:42 p.m. Its cause remains under investigation.