Man arrested in Hollygrove shooting
One man was shot and another arrested after a fight in Hollygrove late Thursday night ended in gunfire, according to New Orleans police.
The incident occurred a few minutes before midnight at Cambronne and Belfast streets.
Police arrested Antoine Rounds, 41, in the shooting.
The victim, 32, was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. He had been shot in the upper chest.
Before EMS took him to the hospital, he told detectives someone named “Antoine” had shot him. He gave a description of “Antoine” and said he possibly had fled in a blue Dodge Charger or Challenger.
While detectives were still on the scene, a blue Dodge Challenger drove up. Rounds got out and told officers he had witnessed the shooting. However, Rounds — who matched the description given by the victim — gave an inaccurate account of the shooting, police said.
Another witness identified Rounds as the shooter, and Rounds was arrested and booked with one count of attempted first-degree murder.
NOPD searching for shoplifting suspects
New Orleans police are searching for three men wanted for shoplifting in two separate incidents at the same store.
According to police, both incidents took place Tuesday at the Dollar General at 230 N. Broad St.
About 9:45 a.m., two suspects entered the store, filled bags with merchandise and left without paying.
Later, about 3:05 p.m., a different man filled a hamper with stolen merchandise from the store.
Anyone with information about the perpetrators is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Inmate booked for contraband cellphone
An inmate at Orleans Parish Prison was booked for introducing contraband Wednesday after a deputy at the jail found him in possession of a cellphone, according to court documents.
Gerald Holden, 22, allegedly walked up to a deputy and asked him to pass a box of pastries to inmates on another tier.
The deputy opened the box and found a cellphone wrapped in a sock.
Holden has been in prison since June, when he was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Grand jury indicts 3 in murder, armed robbery
An Orleans Parish grand jury on Thursday indicted Davon Raymond, 16, on one count of armed robbery. The robbery occurred Oct. 14 near the 500 block of North Dupre Street. The defendant is being held on $250,000 bail.
The grand jury also indicted Rononeal Hickman, 32, and Johnish Taylor, 21, on one count each of second-degree murder in the death of Rodney Johnson. They also were charged with obstruction of justice, and Taylor was charged as an accessory after the fact.
The death occurred June 28 in the 2800 block of Milan Street. Hickman is being held on $1.25 million bail and Taylor on $1.4 million bail.
Algiers apartment fire leaves dog dead
An apartment fire Friday morning in Algiers ended with a dog dying and a woman taken to a hospital for observation, according to the New Orleans Fire Department.
The fire began about 8:45 a.m. in a two-story, five-unit apartment building in the 4200 block of Maple Leaf Drive.
One woman was in the end townhouse where the fire began. She escaped before firefighters arrived but was taken to a hospital.
Firefighters were able to rescue one dog but a second dog perished in the fire, according to the department.
One apartment was totally destroyed, and an adjacent unit sustained moderate smoke and water damage.
A total of 13 fire units were called to the scene. One firefighter injured his back when part of the ceiling fell on him.
The fire was under control at 9:21 a.m.