3 hit in 2 shootings reported Wednesday
New Orleans — New Orleans police are investigating two non-fatal shooting in Algiers and Uptown on Wednesday.
Both incidents were reported within about two hours of each other, according to police. The first incident was reported around 6:18 p.m. in the 5700 block of Tullis Drive in Algiers. Police said a 23-year-old man was standing in his driveway in the neighborhood when he heard gunshots. The man said that he then noticed he’d received graze wounds to the leg and foot.
Police said the second shooting was reported in the 3900 block of Louisiana Avenue Parkway shortly before 8:40 p.m. A 23-year-old man and a 21-year-old man were sitting at the location when they heard gunshots. Both victims began running from the scene. The 23-year-old was shot in the buttocks, while the 21-year-old was wounded in the arm.
Woman accused of stabbing child’s dad
New Orleans — Police arrested a 24-year-old eastern New Orleans woman Wednesday night after authorities said she stabbed her child’s father in the hand.
Reshindra Hulitt was booked with aggravated battery by cutting, according to police. The 28-year-old victim told authorities that he was sitting in a car in front of a home in the 15000 block of Dwyer Boulevard with Hulitt. He said she became irate and stabbed him, but he refused medical treatment.
Woman booked with attempted murder
Gretna — A 21-year-old Memphis woman was booked with attempted second-degree murder and second-degree battery by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in connection with a brawl outside a Metairie IHOP in January.
Tiesha Robinson was extradited from Tennessee and booked on Tuesday, according to arrest report. Authorities said Robinson stabbed a 23-year-old man in the neck three times while he fought with two men she knew. According to the incident report, a local group of two men and two women argued and fought with a male acquaintance of Robinson’s on Jan. 17.
During that fight, the report said, Robinson beat up two women and then stabbed the victim while he was trying to pull another man from a car. No one else was seriously injured in the incident, and authorities have not determined what sparked the fight.
Inmate accused of attempted escape
Gretna — A Jefferson woman is accused of trying to escape from the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center through the ceiling on Wednesday.
Julia Scandurro, 21, was booked with attempted simple/aggravated escape by authorities. According to an arrest report, Scandurro climbed a bathroom stall and broke a ceiling tile in two escape attempts. The incident was discovered after a guard noticed the broken tile near the woman and checked a surveillance tape of the cell.
Shoplifting suspect arrested after chase
Harvey — A Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputy chased a 28-year-old man from a Manhattan shopping complex to Annunciation Street on Wednesday.
According to an arrest report, Jamal Williams and another unidentified man were involved in a chase after a store clerk reported that Williams was shoplifting near Manhattan Boulevard. Police said the vehicles reached speeds of 120 mph on the West Bank Expressway and Crescent City Connection. Williams was captured, investigators said, after he tried to jump from the vehicle and flee on foot. The driver escaped. Williams was only booked on some outstanding attachments.
Man held in holdup of family out walking
Metairie — A 26-year-old man who already was on probation for a narcotics conviction was arrested in the robbery of a Metairie family Monday.
Brandon Alwell was booked with armed robbery by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said that Alwell robbed a man and his girlfriend while they were taking their dog and 9-month-old son for a walk. According to the report, Alwell confessed to the robbery.
Compiled by the New Orleans bureau