Man shot at college acceptance party
A man who was shot last weekend at a party in Slidell remains in critical condition at a New Orleans hospital, according to Detective Daniel Seuzeneau, a spokesman for the Slidell Police Department.
Seuzeneau said the incident occurred about 2 a.m. July 20. He said police were dispatched after a report of gunfire at Daney and 10th streets.
When they arrived, they found a 26-year-old man lying in a driveway, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
According to Seuzeneau, the party was celebrating a woman’s acceptance into college.
He said a verbal altercation between the victim and one of the attendees preceded the shooting. He said bullets were fired from a “wooded area, where the shooter attempted to conceal themselves.”
“This was an ambush type of shooting,” Slidell Police Chief Randy Smith said. “The victim never saw it coming.”
The victim is being treated at Interim LSU Hospital in New Orleans.
Police have yet to make an arrest or name a suspect in the shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Zeitoun temporarily back in jail Friday
Abdulrahman Zeitoun, the hero of a Dave Eggers book about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, landed back in jail Friday evening after a mix-up about the terms of his electronic monitoring.
According to Philip Stelly, a spokesman for Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman’s office, Zeitoun, 56, was arrested about 9 p.m. Friday. Stelly would not disclose what Zeitoun did to warrant arrest.
However, J.C. Lawrence, Zeitoun’s attorney, said his client traveled to a mosque on the West Bank, which triggered the monitoring bracelet he has been required to wear since he was indicted in June for allegedly violating a protective order by stalking his former wife, Kathy Zeitoun.
Lawrence said Zeitoun was legally allowed to travel to the church and he therefore was released Saturday.
Zeitoun is prohibited from going within 100 yards of nine properties he and his ex-wife still own together.
Abdulrahman Zeitoun was acquitted of attempted murder last year when Judge Frank Marullo said prosecutors failed to prove Zeitoun was attempting to kill his wife when he allegedly beat her with a tire iron in the Lower Garden District.
Marullo also rejected the testimony of a career criminal who said Zeitoun had offered him $20,000 to kill Kathy Zeitoun while the two were in prison together.
Stelly said two other people in the monitoring program also were returned to jail. He did not explain the reason for either man’s arrest.
Robert Smith, 53, is awaiting trial on theft charges. He was arrested about 7 p.m. Friday, according to Stelly.
On Saturday morning, authorities arrested Terry Green, 20, who was charged with cocaine possession in June.
Broadmoor man stabbed Saturday
A man was stabbed in his Broadmoor home early Saturday morning, according to New Orleans police.
The incident occurred about 3:50 a.m. in the 4500 block of South Derbigny Street.
The victim, 24, was inside his home with a woman when she demanded he give her money. She then called two friends to come to the residence.
When they arrived, the woman allegedly stabbed the victim multiple times.
The man was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Police report fatal accident on I-610
A fatal accident occurred about 6 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 610 eastbound near Franklin Avenue, according to Officer Hilal Williams, a New Orleans police spokeswoman.
No further details were available.