Man found shot dead in vacant lot Monday

A 34-year-old man was found shot to death early Monday morning in a vacant lot on Pauger Street, New Orleans police said.

Police responded about 12:05 a.m. to a report of a man lying in the grass next to a house in the 2800 block of Pauger in the 7th Ward. Officers found the man had suffered a fatal gunshot wound.

The victim’s identity was withheld until family members could be notified.

Police ask that anyone with information contact homicide Detective Maggie Darling at (504) 658-5300 or call Crimestoppers at (504)


Slidell man wanted in attempted murder

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were looking Monday for a man accused of shooting another man in a dispute over the victim’s wife.

Bonifilio Perez, 43, of Slidell is wanted on a warrant for attempted second-degree murder after he allegedly went to a Slidell soccer field and shot a 27-year-old man in the leg, according to Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Suzanne Carboni.

The victim told deputies Perez was infatuated with the victim’s wife and the two men began a running dispute, during which Perez allegedly threatened his life. That dispute culminated Sunday when Perez pulled up at a soccer field on Sullivan Road about 2:20 p.m. in a black Toyota Tundra and fired at the victim from the window, Carboni said.

The victim was hit in the right shin, but the wound was not life-threatening.

Perez should be considered armed and dangerous, Carboni said. Anyone who knows where to find him is asked to call 911.

Police looking for person of interest

Police are asking for help in locating a man who may know who robbed a woman in the French Quarter on Jan. 27.

About 1 a.m., a man tried to grab a woman’s purse in the 1100 block of Bourbon Street, police said. Witnesses attempted to intervene, but the man brandished a gun at them and fled the scene with a purse.

A bystander chased him for several blocks but lost sight of him.

Police are looking for Donald Gamble, 26, who they said is not a suspect but may have “critical information” about the incident.

Anyone knowing his whereabouts is asked to call 8th District detectives at (504) 658-6080 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Man wanted by JPSO arrested in Miss.

Joey Copous, 28, a Harvey man wanted in connection with an armed robbery that occurred Saturday at the Daiquiri Place on Terry Parkway in Terrytown, was arrested Sunday in Long Beach, Mississippi, after the police there received a tip about his whereabouts, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Copous first gave a false name but later admitted his identity, the JPSO said. He was booked as a fugitive from Jefferson Parish on a warrant for armed robbery.

Burglary occurs early Monday in Mid-City

A 30-year-old man was robbed while in his home early Monday morning.

Three men broke down the front door of the home in the 2400 block of Bienville Street and demanded money and a gun, police said. In the end they left with a black case and the victim’s cellphone.

Man notices he’s shot after fleeing

A 21-year-old man was shot Sunday evening on the edge of Treme.

The victim told police he heard gunshots about 6:15 p.m. while standing at Esplanade and North Claiborne avenues. He said he started running and only realized he had been shot when he saw later he was bleeding, police said.

The man was taken to the hospital and treated.

Man dies from earlier Kenner accident

A Metairie man involved in a traffic crash Thursday in Kenner was pronounced dead Monday morning at Interim LSU Hospital in New Orleans.

The accident occurred about 11:15 a.m. Thursday at 38th Street and Williams Boulevard. A 1996 Honda Civic driven by Pedro Dominguez, 59, of Metairie, was traveling westbound on 38th Street. As it crossed Williams, it drove into the path of a southbound 2005 GMC box truck.

Dominguez sustained head trauma which caused a slight bleeding in the brain, fractured ribs and fluid in his right lung. He was removed from a ventilator Monday morning and pronounced dead.

At the time of the crash, he was operating a motor vehicle without a driver’s license and insurance, Kenner police said.

The driver of the GMC truck, Armaud Stirgus, 25, of LaPlace, was issued a traffic citation for having an improper driver’s license for a commercial vehicle in excess of 10, 000 pounds. The truck was owned by Larry R. Pack Enterprises of LaPlace.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call Kenner traffic investigator William Bagert at (504) 712-2371 or the Kenner Police Department at (504) 712-2222.