Police seek man, 29, in woman’s shooting
New Orleans police are searching for Daniel Kelly, the 29-year-old man they allege shot his ex-girlfriend in Central City after an argument Tuesday morning. They also arrested his current girlfriend on an allegation of lying to cover up for Kelly’s crime.
Police said Kelly got into an argument with the victim, 25, in the 2300 block of Baronne Street about 8 a.m. He then shot her once in the abdomen, according to police. He fled the scene in a silver vehicle.
Police said he should be considered armed and dangerous. They intend to book him on one count of attempted second-degree murder.
Sixth District Lt. Nicholas Gernon said police have booked Kelly’s current girlfriend, Tasheika Porter, 25, on a count of being an accessory after the fact to attempted murder. A judge set bail for Porter at $5,000.
“His girlfriend lied for him. His current girlfriend, not the one he shot,” Gernon said. “We’re getting close. He knows the pressure’s on.”
Man loses clothes, cash in home invasion
Two men parked a green Toyota in front of a house in the 2400 block of North Tonti Street on Tuesday afternoon and mounted a home invasion, New Orleans police said.
The armed robbers entered the house about 3 p.m. and forced a 30-year-old man inside to undress, police said. They then stole his money and a cellphone and left.
Police: Teen carjacked man seeking drugs
New Orleans police said they arrested a teenager who carjacked a man in New Orleans East last year.
The victim told 7th District Detective Ashley Boult that he was a relapsing drug addict. He was looking to buy some drugs when he met a man near Lucky’s Lounge at 8301 Chef Menteur Highway late on Sept. 4, 2014. He said the stranger told him to meet him outside the Majestic Oaks Apartments. Upon arriving there, the victim said, he was approached by two men — one armed with a handgun — who forced him out of his 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche and fled in the pickup.
The victim later told police that a friend gave him the name of one of the robbers: Rashad Quave, 19. The victim was able to pick Quave out of a lineup, Boult wrote in a warrant.
A judge ordered Quave held on $125,000 bail on counts of carjacking and armed robbery with a firearm.
NOPD to burn narcotics evidence
New Orleans police plan to burn drugs that have been warehoused as evidence for more than a decade, Deputy Superintendent Darryl Albert said.
Albert said police will destroy “a lot of dope stored since (Hurricane) Katrina. It’s been a process to get it OK’d by the (District Attorney’s) Office, make sure all those cases are adjudicated.”
The narcotics will be incinerated at an “undisclosed location” on Friday.
Suspect in gas station robbery arrested
A man who police say robbed a New Orleans East gas station at gunpoint has been arrested.
Police said Jesse Winding, 26, robbed the Gasco at 5855 Chef Menteur Highway on Sunday. On Tuesday night, police said, the victim spotted Winding and called 911. Police did not clarify whether Winding had returned to the same station.
A judge set a $75,000 bail for Winding on a single count of armed robbery.
7th Ward blaze sends firefighter to hospital
Firefighters responded to a two-alarm blaze in an unoccupied double shotgun house at 1431-33 St. Anthony St. on Wednesday morning.
Capt. Edwin Holmes said 47 firefighters took less than an hour to put out the fire. One firefighter was taken to the hospital with an minor injury to his leg.
The house next door, at 1435 St. Anthony, sustained minor damage to its roof and wall.
Woman booked in cutting of ex-boyfriend
New Orleans police said a 25-year-old woman sliced her ex-boyfriend in the back when he tried to break up a dispute between her and his new girlfriend Tuesday.
Police said Latyona Jackson lunged at the other woman in the 3300 block of South Dorgenois Street about 6 p.m. but instead cut the man, 36.
Man carjacked Tuesday night in Treme
A man getting into his car in Treme about 7 p.m. Tuesday lost his wallet and car keys to an armed robber.
Police said the victim, 23, was carjacked in the 1200 block of North Prieur Street.
Man gets 50 months for gun purchase
A New Orleans man who prosecutors say admitted to conspiring to falsify ATF records has received a 50-month federal prison term. Oronde Gabriel, 31, was sentenced Wednesday for helping to falsify the ATF form to obtain a gun from the Academy Sports store in Elmwood in June 2013.
Gabriel could not own a gun legally because he had previously been convicted of a felony.