Man dies at hospital after N.O. East shooting
A man shot Thursday morning in New Orleans East died later at the hospital, New Orleans police said.
The victim, whose name and age were not immediately available, was shot multiple times about 9 a.m. as he sat in a pickup in the 6800 block of Parc Brittany Boulevard.
Police have not identified a suspect or motive.
Coroner identifies man killed in 6th Ward
A man fatally wounded during a shooting Tuesday in the 6th Ward has been identified.
David Scott, 31, was shot about 5:35 p.m. in the 700 block of North Toni Street, said Brian Lapeyrolerie, the Orleans Parish coroner’s chief investigator. Scott died later at Interim LSU Hospital.
Police have not identified a suspect or motive in his death.
State Police ID man killed in I-10 accident
State Police have identified a man killed this week in a two-car accident near LaPlace.
Spencer I. Hoard, 31, of Pascagoula, Mississippi, died after he was thrown from the car in which he was a passenger.
The car was driven by Jacob Sellars, 24, of Sorrento.
Sellars lost control of his car about 2:30 a.m. Monday on Interstate 10, just west of La. 3188. He struck the left guard rail, crossed the highway and struck the right guard rail. State Police said the car rotated several times, ejecting Hoard. It then struck a second vehicle.
Sellars was booked with vehicular homicide, reckless operation, not wearing a seat belt and driving with a suspended driver’s license.
Three lied to get food stamps, sheriff says
Three people have been arrested in St. Tammany Parish, suspected of lying to receive food stamps.
The Sheriff’s Office arrested Ronnie McCahill, 28, of Folsom, and Mary Beth Doran, 27, on July 28.
Investigators allege that between 2010 and 2012, McCahill filed for and received benefits for himself and his child but did not report that he was living with Doran, who had a job.
The failure to report Doran’s income meant McCahill illegally received $11,963 in food stamp benefits, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Doran applied for and received benefits for herself and three other children from June to November 2013 and did not report that she was employed at the time, leading her to illegally receive $3,508 in benefits, officials said.
The Sheriff’s Office said her income exceeded the limit for food stamp benefits.
Dawn Johnston, 37, of Slidell, was arrested Wednesday. She allegedly filed for and received benefits for herself, her husband and her three children in 2010 and 2011.
The Sheriff’s Office said she failed to report that she was employed during that time and illegally received $3,976 in benefits.
Man found dead in ditch in Chalmette
St. Bernard Parish sheriff’s detectives are investigating the death of a man found Thursday afternoon in a ditch in Chalmette.
The man was found on the west side of Paris Road at Agriculture Road in Chalmette. There was no obvious cause of death, and an autopsy will be performed Friday.
The man was found by a parish government worker about 12:50 p.m.
He carried no ID, but deputies said they believe they recognized him as a St. Bernard Parish man in his 50s.
Man arrested in Central City shootings
New Orleans police Wednesday arrested a man they believe is responsible for a shooting earlier in the week in Central City.
The NOPD’s street gangs unit arrested Charles “Butter” Andrews, 22, at South Broad Street and St. Bernard Avenue without incident. He was booked on four counts of attempted first-degree murder, police said.
The shooting happened about 1:50 p.m. Tuesday near South Roman and Thalia streets.
Man arrested on drug, dog-fighting counts
New Orleans police and Louisiana SPCA investigators arrested Milton Campbell, 40, just after 8 a.m. Thursday and seized “a high volume of marijuana” and five chained pit bulls from his home in the 7800 block of Star Street in New Orleans East, the NOPD said.
Undercover detectives earlier arranged a drug deal with Campbell and later obtained a search warrant for his home. Officers executed the warrant and learned Campbell was possibly operating an illegal dog-fighting ring.
SPCA investigators removed five pit bull terriers from the home, and detectives recovered 8 pounds of marijuana, narcotics packaging materials and $ 4,618 in cash.
Campbell was booked with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, keeping confined dogs and dog fighting.