Man, 18, found shot to death in van in Marrero

An 18-year-old man was shot and killed Monday night in Marrero, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies responding about 9:15 p.m. to a report of gunshots found Glenn C. Stewart in the driver’s seat of a 2005 Chevrolet Uplander parked in the 1800 block of Plaza Drive, said Col. John Fortunato, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

He had been shot multiple times and died on the scene.

Crime-scene technicians recovered several shell casings inside and outside the van, Fortunato said.

Investigators did not immediately identify a suspect or motive.

Anyone with information is asked to contact homicide Detective Rhonda Goff at (504) 364-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Two wounded when man opens fire on car

Jefferson Parish authorities are trying to identify two women believed to be connected to a recent armed robbery in Metairie.

A 24-year-old woman was robbed of her purse about 7 p.m. Friday while she walked from her car to her apartment in the 6200 block of Riverside Drive, said Glen Boyd, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

The unknown robber, possibly known as “Uptown,” was armed with a pistol and demanded the victim’s purse. The two struggled briefly before the robber was able to grab the purse from the victim’s grip and run away with a second unknown person.

The armed robber is described as a black woman between 20 and 25 years old, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 and between 130 and 160 pounds, with acne scars on her face, Boyd said.

Another woman, whom authorities released a picture of, and who is believed to have fled with the robber, is possibly known as “Block.” She is described as a black woman, 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-5, with a slim build.

Both women are believed to be from New Orleans, Boyd said.

Anyone with information on the identity of either woman is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office’s Robbery Section at (504) 364-5376.

NOPD seeks gunman in Gentilly shooting

Two men were wounded by gunfire Tuesday morning during a shooting in Gentilly, police said.

The victims were in a car that was backing out of a parking spot at a business near Franklin Avenue and North Robertson Street about 8:50 a.m. when a man walked up and began to fire at the car.

One of the men in the car was struck in the head and was in critical condition at the hospital.

The other man was struck in the arm. His injury was not serious, police said.

A woman and another man who were in the car suffered cuts and scrapes from shattered glass, said Officer Garry Flot, a Police Department spokesman.

Police described the gunman as a black man with shoulder-length dreadlocks.

Police seek to identify two in Marigny robbery

New Orleans police are searching for two men wanted in an armed robbery this week in Faubourg Marigny.

The victims were walking in the 2600 block of Burgundy Street about 11:30 p.m. Sunday when two men walked up and demanded money at gunpoint.

Police released a computer sketch of one of the robbers. He is described as a black man with short braided hair, about 6 feet tall and weighing between 150 and 160 pounds. He wore a black baseball cap, a black, saggy, short-sleeve T-shirt and black jeans.

The second robber is described as a black man about 5-feet-8 and 160 pounds. He wore a dark-colored baseball cap, a gray short-sleeve T-shirt and long dark pants.

Anyone with information about the identities of the robbers is asked to contact Detective Mike Sinegar at (504) 658-6050 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

2nd suspect booked in Arabi armed robbery

St. Bernard Parish authorities have arrested a second New Orleans man in connection with an armed robbery last month of a payday-loan business in Arabi.

Deputies, meanwhile, continue to search for two others in the case.

Kendrick Wells, 36, was arrested by U.S. marshals in New Orleans early Tuesday as he attempted to flee a house, St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Evidence related to the robbery was seized in the arrest, the sheriff said.

Wells, who was wanted on an arrest warrant issued by a St. Bernard judge following an investigation by sheriff’s detectives, is the second man arrested in the May 31 robbery.

Wells was booked with armed robbery. No bond has been set pending an appearance before a magistrate judge.

A $200,000 bail has been set for Rodrick Natteel, 36, who was arrested Saturday by sheriff’s detectives, who also seized the suspected getaway vehicle, a Trail Blazer, Pohlmann said.

Natteel was booked with armed robbery and is being held in St. Bernard Parish Prison.

Three men, all carrying guns and covering their faces, entered the business in the 7500 block of West Judge Perez Drive about 10:50 a.m. May 31 and robbed the store and several customers. No one was injured. A fourth man was involved as the driver of the getaway vehicle.

Sex offender, 26, flees N.O. halfway house

U.S. marshals are searching for a 26-year-old sex offender who is missing from a New Orleans halfway house.

Michael James Larrieu, also known as Michael Bui, fled sometime on June 7, the U.S. Marshals Service said.

He was serving a portion of his federal supervised release on a conviction for failure to register as a sex offender.

Larrieu fled the same halfway house in February 2013 and was found in Laredo, Texas. He was arrested there on March 25, 2013, and said that he had planned to flee to Mexico.

Larrieu was originally convicted in 2007 of possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 40 months in the custody of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.

He is known to frequent the French Quarter and was employed at a restaurant in that neighborhood at the time he fled.

Anyone with information on Larrieu’s whereabouts is asked to contact the U.S. Marshals Service at (504) 589-6872 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.