Teenager identified as Desire homicide victim

The victim of a weekend homicide in the Desire neighborhood has been identified as a 15-year-old youth.

Sky Johnson was shot to death about 11 p.m. Saturday. Police found him and another person inside a tan Mercury in the 3300 block of Metropolitan Street.

Johnson was dead. The other victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds. Police did not provide any information on his condition or age.

Homicide Detective Gregory Johnson is in charge of the investigation.

N.O. East homicide suspect surrenders

A man suspected in a homicide Sunday in New Orleans East has surrendered to police.

Oliver Broussard, 32, is suspected of killing Kelvin Hunter, also 32.

Hunter was found about 5:30 p.m. inside an apartment in the 10000 block of Roger Drive.

Broussard turned himself in to police with his attorney and was booked on a count of second-degree murder.

A witness identified him as the triggerman, police said.

Authorities search for man who fled work post

The Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for an inmate who left his job Sunday as part of a work-release program.

Walter Ross, 53, was reported missing about 3:20 p.m. from an unidentified grocery store where he was working, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

A deputy began to search for Ross about 10 minutes later, and the state Department of Corrections was notified that he was missing by about 4 p.m.

The transitional work program allows inmates who are close to their release date an opportunity to work at local businesses.

Ross is serving a five-year sentence for simple robbery. He entered the work-release program Sept. 2 and had no prior violations.

He was originally set to be released Dec. 18, 2015. However, he now faces an additional charge of simple escape and will no longer be allowed to work in the program.

Anyone with information on Ross’ whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Sheriff’s Office at (504) 827-8505.

JPSO seeks two in West Bank armed robbery

Jefferson Parish authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men suspected of robbing a West Bank home owner.

The unknown men were able to talk their way into a home in the Woodmere subdivision about 10:30 a.m. Monday, said Glen Boyd, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

Once inside, one of the men pulled out a gun and took the victim’s debit and credit cards. The men fled in an unknown-make vehicle.

One of the cards was used a short time later at a video game store. The Sheriff’s Office released surveillance images of the men.

Anyone with information on their identities is asked to contact Detective Jared Prudhomme in the Sheriff’s Office’s robbery section at (504) 364-5376.

Police say girlfriend’s uncle shot man, 48

A man allegedly shot his niece’s boyfriend during an argument Sunday evening.

Police said the 48-year-old man was shot about 7 p.m. in the 4400 block of Gawain Street in New Orleans East.

Police did not announce any arrests or provide information on the victim’s condition.

Police ID one man in Marigny armed robbery

Police have identified and are searching for a man suspected of robbing three women in the Marigny neighborhood and then using one of their cellphones to take photographs of himself, which were posted to the cellular account of one of the victims.

Darious Anderson, 20, is suspected of robbing the three women about 4 a.m. Friday near Touro and North Rampart streets.

Anderson was pictured with two other unknown men.

The victim identified Anderson as one of the robbers.

Anderson, whose last known address was 421 Poe St., Westwego, is wanted on three counts of armed robbery.

Eighth District Detective Steve Nolan is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at (504) 658-6080.

Man, vehicle sought in 7th Ward robbery

New Orleans police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating an unknown man and a vehicle wanted in connection with an armed robbery Friday in the 1900 block of North Johnson Street.

A little before noon, four construction workers were sitting in front of a home during a break when the unknown man walked up and demanded their belongings.

The victims complied, and the robber fled in a gold or light-brown sedan with tinted rear windows.

Police released a composite sketch of the man, who is described as black with a brown complexion, a medium build, 28 to 35 years old, 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-10 and 215 to 230 pounds.

Anyone with information on his identity is asked to contact Detective Johnny Magee at (504) 658-6050.

Man drives himself to hospital after shooting

A man drove himself to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg early Monday morning.

Police said the shooting happened about 6:30 a.m.

The victim said he was not sure where the shooting happened. Police had not determined the location as of Monday evening.

Woman hit in face by unknown smiling robber

A woman was hit in the face and robbed of her purse by a smiling assailant, New Orleans police said.

The 29-year-old victim was walking near St. Claude Avenue and Spain Street about 11:30 p.m. Saturday when she saw the man walking toward her, police said.

As he approached the victim, he smiled before hitting her with a closed fist, police said.

The man took the victim’s purse and fled with her car keys, driver’s license and iPhone. She was able to call police from a friend’s home.

Her car was missing the next day when she returned home, police said.

Her assailant is described as a black man, about 20 years old, 5-foot-9, 160 pounds, and clean-shaven with a low fade-style hairstyle. He was wearing a light blue shirt with red writing across the front and dark jeans.

The victim’s vehicle is a red 2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport with Louisiana license plate XZP 307. The trunk has a maroon bike rack attached to it.

Fifth District Detective Thaddeus Williams is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at (504) 658-6050.