New Orleans-area crime briefs: Man, 30, sought in French Quarter killing _lowres

Brandon Guidry

N.O. man sought in French Quarter killing

New Orleans police have obtained an arrest warrant for a 30-year-old man in a fatal shooting that happened last month at Bourbon and Conti streets.

The suspect, Brandon Guidry, is wanted on a count of second-degree murder in the death of 20-year-old Bruce Tims, police said.

The shooting happened about 5 a.m. March 21. A 28-year-old man also was wounded in the shooting.

Sgt. Nicholas Gernon, commander of the New Orleans Police Department’s Homicide Division, said Guidry was identified as a suspect based on tips from the community.

Anyone knowing his whereabouts is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111 or Homicide Detective Rayell Johnson at (504) 658-5400.

Teenager arrested in robbery spree

State Police on Tuesday arrested an 18-year-old man accused of committing three armed robberies and opening fire on a fourth victim earlier that day in New Orleans.

Troy Lee Jr., of New Orleans, was booked on three counts of armed robbery and one count each of attempted murder, resisting an officer and illegal possession of a firearm.

Troopers responded to an outburst of gunfire near St. Philip and North Robertson streets and began patrolling the area. Lee allegedly fled and threw a pistol over the fence of a private home while trying to escape.

State Police said victims of the armed robberies identified Lee.

Men break into SUNO student housing

Police were investigating an aggravated burglary early Wednesday on the Southern University at New Orleans campus.

Two men entered a residence in the 7000 block of Press Drive about 4 a.m. and made a 20-year-old man lie on the floor while they searched the residence.

Police said they left without taking anything.

Police: Cellphone sale ends in robbery

A 28-year-old man was robbed late Tuesday in New Orleans East, police said.

It happened about 10:30 p.m. in the 6000 block of Winchester Park Drive.

The victim had met two men at a gas station to sell an iPhone 6, police said, when he was forced, at gunpoint, into a vehicle and driven to the street where he lives. He was then robbed of the phone.

Police: Man shot in ankle Wednesday

New Orleans police Wednesday were investigating the shooting of a man.

The man, whose age was not released, was shot in the ankle about 3 p.m. in the 2400 block of St. Anthony Street. His wound was not considered to be life-threatening.