Woman shot, killed in 7th Ward identified
A woman who was shot Tuesday night in the 7th Ward and later died at a hospital has been identified as Kaima Kennedy.
Kennedy, 26, was shot about 6 p.m. while on the porch of a home in the 2100 block of Law Street, said Officer Frank Robertson, a Police Department spokesman.
She was rushed to Interim LSU Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds but died about 7:30 p.m., said Dr. Jeff Rouse, the Orleans Parish coroner.
Police have not identified a suspect or motive in the shooting.
Four arrested in Slidell drug deal, shooting
An early morning drug deal and shooting Wednesday in Slidell resulted in four arrests, with more expected, a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman said.
Jimmy Coyne, 23, of Folsom; Kelsey Schoenbeger, 18, of Lacombe; Donice Garrett, 23, of Folsom; and Johnathan Vines, 23, of Slidell, were all booked on various counts after deputies responded to a report of shots fired outside a residence on Cape Breton Drive in the Oak Harbor subdivision, Capt. George Bonnett said.
The four were allegedly at the house when a drug deal went bad, resulting in one man being shot in the abdomen and buttocks. That man, whose name was not released, was taken to a hospital, where he underwent surgery and is expected to be released in a day or two, Bonnett said.
The investigation into the incident continues, he added.
Vines was booked on a count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Coyne, Garrett and Schoenbeger were booked on gun, drug and armed robbery counts.
Tulane student knocked out in street
A Tulane University student was knocked unconscious early Wednesday morning while walking home from a bar near the campus.
Four people walked up to the victim about 3:40 a.m. in the 900 block of Broadway, according to a Tulane University Police Department alert.
The assailants asked the victim for money before he was punched in the side of the head and fell to the ground. The attackers then ran away.
It was not clear if they took any money.
Two of the men are described as white or Hispanic and the other two as black. Tulane police provided no other descriptions.
Two shot in separate incidents in Algiers
New Orleans police were investigating two separate shootings Wednesday evening in Algiers.
The first shooting was reported about 5 p.m. after a man was shot near L.B. Landry Avenue and Diana Street. Police did not provide his age or information on his condition.
The second shooting was reported about 5:45 p.m. in the 1200 block of Vallette Street.
The 50-year-old victim was in guarded condition after being shot in the head.
Two booked in Kenner burglary case
Two men have been arrested in connection with an aggravated burglary this week in Kenner.
The victim reported that an armed, masked man walked into his hotel room at the Travel Best Inn in the 2200 block of Veterans Boulevard about 10:10 p.m. Monday and tried to rob him.
The victim, who does not speak English, did not understand what the man said and instead put his hands up.
The masked man, later identified as Jeremy Ware, 19, ran away. He was arrested Tuesday and booked with aggravated burglary.
A second suspect, 27-year-old Bernard Torres, was booked on the same charge because detectives believe he helped plan the incident, said Sgt. Brian McGregor, a Kenner Police Department spokesman.
Ware and Torres remained jailed Wednesday without bail.
Man gets 20 years in making child porn
A 25-year-old New Orleans man was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison for producing, distributing and receiving child pornography.
Christopher M. Schwab, 25, faced four counts of producing child pornography involving four different minor victims, one count of distributing child pornography and one count of receiving child pornography.
U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance ordered Schwab to undergo 25 years of supervised release after he gets out of prison. Upon his release, he will have to register as a sex offender.
Kenner man flees after traffic stop, crashes
A Kenner man has been arrested after he attempted to flee a traffic stop and crashed into a home.
About 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, Corey Ursin, 38, was pulled over in a 2014 Toyota Camry after he ran a stop sign at 25th Street & Roosevelt Boulevard, said Sgt. Brian McGregor, a Kenner Police Department spokesman.
Ursin pulled over but then sped away at 60 mph in a 20-mph zone as the officer got out of his marked car, McGregor said.
Ursin crashed into a home as he turned onto Indiana Avenue at 26th Street.
He then ran and began to jump neighboring fences. He resisted arrest but was taken into custody and booked on charges of aggravated flight from an officer, hit and run, resisting an officer and a stop sign violation.
He remained in custody Wednesday without bail.