Ex-boyfriend fatally shot in home invasion

A Metairie man was shot and killed Sunday as he tried to force his ex-girlfriend from the River Ridge home of her current boyfriend, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

Bobby Edler, 44, was shot to death by Robert Esteves inside Esteves’ home in the 9400 block of Sharla Drive, said Glen Boyd, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

Esteves was wounded during an exchange of gunfire, Boyd said.

Authorities said Esteves is the boyfriend of Karen Collins, 35, who was Edler’s ex-girlfriend.

Collins called the Sheriff’s Office about 4:30 a.m. Sunday to say her ex-boyfriend was shooting at her current boyfriend inside his home, Boyd said.

Collins reported that she was at a neighbor’s home. When deputies arrived, they found Edler in a pool of blood just inside the door. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Collins told deputies that she and Esteves returned home from a Christmas party and went to bed. Somehow, Edler got into Esteves’ home, made his way to the bedroom and ordered Collins out of bed at gunpoint. Edler then took Collins to the front door.

Esteves got a shotgun and fired at least twice at Edler from a second-story landing overlooking the foyer. Edler returned multiple rounds before he was fatally wounded at the front door, Boyd said.

Esteves sustained a gunshot wound to his arm. He was treated at a local hospital. Deputies took Collins in for more questioning, Boyd said.

The incident remained under investigation Sunday evening, and no charges were immediately filed.

Police probe homicides in Algiers, Carrollton

New Orleans police on Sunday were investigating two unrelated homicides.

The first one happened late Saturday in Algiers.

Police found a man with a gunshot wound to the head when they responded about 9:30 p.m. to a report of a man down inside a home in the 1100 block of Hendee Street.

The unidentified 40-year-old victim was dead on the scene, police said.

Homicide Detective Timothy Bender is in charge of the investigation.

On Sunday, a shooting in the Carrollton area killed one man and wounded another.

Gunfire erupted about 1 p.m. in the 8400 block of Hickory Street and struck a 35-year-old man who was on the porch of a home. He died a short time later at Interim LSU Hospital from a gunshot wound to his back, police said.

The other victim, a 22-year-old man, was shot in the leg, police said.

Homicide Detective Theo Kent is in charge of the investigation.

Anyone with information on either incident is asked to call detectives at (504) 658-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Man, woman shot in car at Gentilly intersection

A man and woman were shot Sunday afternoon in Gentilly, New Orleans police said.

The shooting happened about 4:15 p.m. near Paris Avenue and Lafreniere Street.

The victims, a 21-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man, were in a car when they were shot. They drove themselves to a hospital, said Officer Frank Robertson, a Police Department spokesman.

The victims’ conditions were not available.

N.O. police investigate four armed robberies

New Orleans police on Sunday were investigating the following armed robberies reported on an overnight crime log:

7 p.m. Saturday in the 3900 block of Gen. Taylor Street: Three men jumped out of a car, pointed guns at the victim and demanded his property. The victim handed over his wallet with $250 in cash, and the robbers fled.

8:25 p.m. Saturday in the 1700 block of North Broad Street: The victim met a man at a gas station and brought him to her home. Once there, the robber pulled out a knife and took the woman’s cellphone.

11 p.m. Saturday in the 3300 block of South Liberty Street: The victim was walking when three men approached him and demanded his money. The victim handed over his cash, and the robbers fled.

12:15 a.m. Sunday in the 1700 block of Lapeyrouse Street: A woman was getting out of her car when a man walked up and demanded her car keys. The victim handed over the keys and the robber drove away. Police later found the car in the 900 block of North Derbigny Street.