Man, 33, fatally shot Friday night in St. Roch
A 33-year-old man was fatally shot Friday night in the St. Roch neighborhood, according to Officer Hilal Williams, a spokeswoman for the New Orleans Police Department.
Williams said the shooting happened in the 2600 block of North Rocheblave Street shortly before 8 p.m.
She said police found the man inside a white BMW convertible, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the body. He died at the scene.
Police have yet to identify a motive or any suspects. Homicide Detective Theo Kent is in charge of the investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Video captures two in Bourbon robberies
New Orleans police are searching for two suspects, one male and one female, who committed an armed robbery early Friday morning.
The incident happened about 4 a.m. in the 1400 block of Bourbon Street.
Police said the two suspects can be seen on a surveillance camera parking their car, possibly a Nissan Maxima.
After parking, the man brandished a handgun and robbed at least two victims. He then fired the weapon into the air. The woman acted as a lookout, according to police.
A video of the incident can be seen at http://youtu.be/3lVhxeNyao8.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Man shot in N.O. East early Saturday morning
A man was shot in New Orleans East early Saturday morning, according to Williams.
She said the incident happened about 3 a.m. in the 4600 block of Michoud Boulevard. No further information was available.
Suspect arrested in Arabi armed robbery
A fourth suspect in a May armed robbery in Arabi was arrested Friday night, according to the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Kevon Smith, 29, was arrested in Marrero by a U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force.
He has a lengthy criminal history, which includes carjacking and kidnapping.
Smith and three other men are accused of robbing a payday-loan business in the 7500 block of West Judge Perez Drive on May 31.
According to authorities, three of the suspects entered the business carrying guns with their faces covered. The fourth man was the getaway driver.
No one was injured in the robbery.
Kenner man accused of impersonating officer
A Kenner man was arrested Friday evening for impersonating a police officer, according to Sgt. Brian McGregor, a spokesman for the Kenner Police Department.
McGregor said Patrick Segari, 32, was booked on one count of impersonating a police officer for an incident that occurred June 6.
According to McGregor, a 34-year-old woman and her children were driving through the parking lot of a Burger King restaurant in the 1000 block of West Esplanade Avenue when a gray car pulled in front of them and stopped.
McGregor said the woman honked her horn at the vehicle, and a man, who police allege was Segari, approached her and said he was a police officer.
The woman said the man had a weapon on his right hip. He told the woman that a horn was to be used only for emergency purposes, according to McGregor.
When another car began honking its horn, Segari told the woman she would get a break and walked away.
The woman reported the incident to police and described the suspect’s car, which was a Ford Crown Victoria with an “Army” license plate and the words “Police Interceptor” on the rear.
Friday evening, an officer spotted a vehicle matching that description in the 1300 block of West Esplanade Avenue in Kenner. The officer pulled over the vehicle, which was being driven by Segari.
Segari admitted to being involved in the earlier incident and told police he had previously worked for the Police Department in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Kenner police contacted the Hattiesburg police, who said Segari had never worked there but had been arrested for impersonating a police officer and a federal agent in Mississippi.
As of Friday night, Segari was in custody without bail.
Anyone who believes they may have been stopped by Segari is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Woman stabbed Friday on Carrollton Avenue
A woman was stabbed in Metairie on Friday evening, according to the Jefferson Parish 911 headquarters.
The incident happened about 9:45 p.m. in the 1600 block of Carrollton Avenue. The woman’s injuries were not life-threatening.