1 killed, 1 wounded on Franklin Avenue
New Orleans police were investigating a shooting Wednesday evening that killed a 16-year-old boy and injured a 24-year-old man.
The shooting happened about 6:30 p.m. in front of a residence in the 3800 block of Franklin Avenue. Both victims were taken to the hospital, where the teenager died.
The older victim received a gunshot wound to the side that police said did not appear to be life-threatening.
Police also were investigating a separate shooting that happened shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday at La Salle Street and Washington Avenue.
In that incident, police said, a 23-year-old man was playing basketball when an unidentified gunman got out of a vehicle and opened fire on him.
Central City gang members sentenced
Two members of a well-known clan of Central City drug dealers were sentenced to significant federal prison time Wednesday, with a third man — the father of 5-year-old shooting victim Briana Allen — due to be sentenced next week.
U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. sentenced Gie Preston, 39, to a 19-year prison term and Emanual “Duke” Casame, 26, to five years.
Preston was convicted, along with Burnell Allen and cousin Sonny “Shortbread” Allen, on drug conspiracy and gun charges after federal prosecutors persuaded jurors they were part of a family-run crack ring operating around the former Melpomene public housing complex in New Orleans.
Casame pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of crack.
Prosecutors portrayed the Allens as running a drug operation centered at the home where their grandmother, Delores Allen, lived in the 1200 block of Simon Bolivar Avenue. That is where Briana was killed while attending a birthday party on May 29, 2012.
Three young men, two of them members of the Uptown “110’ers” gang, were convicted in February of killing Briana and 33-year-old Shawanna Pierce, who was hit in the head by a bullet while driving through the area.
Burnell Allen is scheduled to be sentenced next week, with Sonny Allen expected to be sentenced in May.
Other Allen family members and associates in the alleged drug ring pleaded guilty earlier.
Former St. John deputy booked on perjury
A former St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy was booked into parish jail Wednesday on a perjury count stemming from testimony he provided in a criminal case in October, Sheriff Mike Tregre said.
Cody Malkiewicz gave the false testimony at 40th Judicial District Court in Edgard, Tregre said.
In that case, Adam Landry and Miranda Davis of Slidell were in court after being arrested on a count of having more than 100 pounds of marijuana in their car during a July traffic stop, Tregre said.
It’s not clear what Malkiewicz allegedly lied about. Tregre did not return a call Wednesday.
In a news release, Tregre said his office became aware of the perjury allegation against Malkiewicz on Feb. 3 from the District Attorney’s Office. Malkiewicz was fired the next day, Tregre said.
In connection with the same investigation, Lt. Daniel Moldaner, the sheriff’s shift supervisor, was fired for unprofessional conduct, Tregre said.
In a news release after Landry and Davis were arrested in July, Tregre said Malkiewicz had smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle during the stop. Detectives also seized almost $18,000 in cash, Tregre said.
NOPD seeks man in Algiers armed robbery
New Orleans police are looking for Jabari Locure, 22, in connection with an armed robbery in Algiers. The robbery happened April 2 in the 1600 block of Hendee Street.
Police said that Locure, Austin Wiedon, 18, and a 16-year-old met with two young men who were trying to purchase a firearm and robbed them of about $1,000.
Wiedon and the 16-year-old were quickly arrested, police said, while Locure remains at large.
Anyone knowing where to find him is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Two booked on weapons counts
Police on Wednesday arrested two men who officers said had been behaving suspiciously in New Orleans East. They were booked on counts of illegal carrying of a weapon.
Authorities said Devon Butler, 20, and Keenen Fletcher, 21, were arrested in the 7000 block of Crowder Boulevard.
Officers had been canvassing the area for suspects in an unrelated home invasion when they encountered the men, who had pistols concealed in their pockets, police said. Fletcher also allegedly had a Halloween mask in his possession.
Police: Woman robbed in Mid-City
A 60-year-old woman was robbed Tuesday morning in Mid-City, police said.
It happened about 6 a.m. near the intersection of South Clark and Palmyra streets.
Police said the woman was approached by an unidentified man riding a bicycle who showed a weapon and demanded her property.
Police: Woman stabbed outside nightclub
New Orleans police said a 27-year-old woman was stabbed early Tuesday outside a nightclub in the 1800 block of North Galvez Street.
It happened about 3 a.m.
Police said the woman received a laceration, though her condition wasn’t made public.