Police seek suspect in attempted murder
New Orleans police have identified and are searching for a suspect in an attempted murder in New Orleans East.
Gunfire erupted during an argument between Eddie Young, 56, and his girlfriend about noon Wednesday at her home in the 6100 block of East Hermes Street. During the argument, police said, Young went to his car and got a handgun. He walked back to the home and allegedly fired twice at one person inside the home.
He then walked up to another person outside the home, pointed the gun at her and pulled the trigger, but the gun jammed, police said.
It was not clear which person was Young’s girlfriend.
Young hopped into his champagne-colored, 1997 Buick Sentry, Louisiana license plate WFK 974, and sped away. The car has an “I Luv Obama” sticker on the rear bumper.
Police described Young as armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the NOPD at (504) 821-2222 or (504) 658-6070.
Motorcyclist dies after hitting car in Algiers
A man was killed Wednesday afternoon during a collision in Algiers, New Orleans police said.
The driver of a 2008 Buell motorcycle was headed east on Gen. de Gaulle Drive about 1:30 p.m. when he hit a 2010 Nissan Altima that was trying to cross the road at Wall Boulevard, police said.
The biker, whose identity was not immediately released, died a short time later at a hospital. The driver of the Altima was taken to a hospital in stable condition, police said.
Police did not issue any citations, and the investigation is ongoing.
Toxicology tests are pending, and the Orleans Parish coroner will conduct an autopsy.
Fatality investigator Kevin Thompson is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at (504) 658-6237.
Meth lab discovered at Covington-area home
A methamphetamine lab was discovered Tuesday morning at a Covington-area home, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
Brett Chisesi, 41, was booked on charges of creating and operating a clandestine laboratory after a St. Tammany Parish narcotics task force found meth-making materials inside his home in the 13000 block of Riverlake Drive in the Lake Ramsey area north of Covington.
The task force went to the home in response to an anonymous tip that drugs were being made there, the Sheriff’s Office said.
In addition to the materials found inside the home, authorities found evidence of a previous meth lab at a burn site behind the home.
Chisesi’s 9-year-old child, who lived at the residence, was taken to a nearby hospital by a family member for evaluation.
Chisesi could face additional charges as the investigation continues, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Teen, 16, struck during shooting in Algiers
A 16-year-old boy was shot in the arm late Tuesday night in Algiers, police said.
The victim and two other people were walking in the 6000 block of Tullis Drive about 11:10 p.m. when two men came from behind a car wash and opened fire.
The other people with the victim were not struck.
Anyone with information is asked to contact 4th District detectives at (504) 658-6040.
Reward increased for information in fatal fire
Crimestoppers has increased a cash reward in the investigation of an arson last week in Metairie that killed three people.
Authorities hope the $5,000 award will result in their obtaining information that leads to an arrest of the person who set the fire.
Sheriff Newell Normand has previously said that Terrill Normand, 58, of Metairie, might have played a part in the two-alarm fire that began a little before 3 a.m. June 9 in a stairwell of an apartment building in the 2300 block of Harvard Avenue.
Terrill Normand has been named a person of interest but not a suspect.
The Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office has identified one of the three victims as Jeffrey Evans, 58, who died from smoke inhalation. The office is trying to positively identify a woman and another man who died in the fire.
A fourth person was able to escape the fire when he jumped from a window in the second-floor apartment.
Anyone with information is asked to contact homicide Detective Thomas Gai at (504) 364-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Lexus SUV sought in Central City homicide
Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle wanted in connection with a recent Central City homicide.
Police described the car as a silver or gray Lexus SUV with a Texas license plate that is known to frequent the River Garden neighborhood.
The vehicle is being sought in connection with the April 12 death of Lanisha Scott, who was killed about 11:30 p.m. at Washington Avenue and Dryades Street.
Anyone with information about this vehicle or its occupants is asked to notify Detective Amy Robinson at (504) 658-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Man floating in river drowned, autopsy finds
A man whose body was found floating in the Mississippi River on Sunday drowned, an autopsy found.
No foul play is suspected in the death of the man, whose identity is being withheld pending notification of his family, said John Gagliano, the Orleans Parish coroner’s chief investigator.
New Orleans Harbor Police found the body about 3:50 p.m. Sunday near the Gov. Nicholls Street Wharf.