Deadly French Quarter shooting reported
A double shooting in the French Quarter left a 25-year-old man dead and a 28-year-old man injured Saturday morning, New Orleans police said.
Shortly after 5 a.m., officers found two men suffering from gunshot wounds in the 700 block of Conti Street. They were taken to a hospital, where the 25-year-old was pronounced dead.
The shooting broke out after the victims got into a “disturbance,” police said.
Homicide Detective Rayell Johnson is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at (504) 658-5300.
Man, woman shot in New Orleans East
A man and a woman were shot early Saturday morning in New Orleans East after leaving a nightclub, police said.
The pair were in the 7100 block of Downman Road about 1:15 a.m. went shots rang out.
Police said the 30-year-old man and 28-year-old woman both were hit, but neither had life-threatening injuries. They were taken to a hospital.
Teen shot when gun discharges in play
A 13-year-old boy was shot in the leg in New Orleans East on Friday afternoon while playing with a friend who had a gun in his pocket.
The boy was in the 14900 block of Wales Street about 5 p.m. when the gun discharged.
The boy ran home and discovered he had been shot in the leg. Police said he refused to identify his friend.
Man shot twice Friday night in Algiers
A man was shot Friday night in Algiers, New Orleans police said.
A woman said she heard someone beating on her front door in the 3300 block of Garden Oaks Drive about 9:30 p.m. Police said she opened it to find a man with two gunshot wounds.
No other information was immediately available.
Alleged meth lab found at Kenner hotel
Kenner police arrested Lori Lesaicherre, 51, on Thursday and booked her on a count of creation or operation of a clandestine lab for unlawful manufacture of a controlled dangerous substance.
Police said they received a tip that Lesaicherre was manufacturing illegal narcotics at the Contempra Inn on Williams Boulevard. When she opened the door to her room, officers said, they could smell ammonia, which is usually associated with methamphetamine.
Inside the room, they found a metal copper cutter, plastic tubing, plastic lighter fluid, several packs of “cold compress,” several packets of “pseudoephedrine” caplets, two bottles of camping fuel and other items they said are used to manufacture methamphetamine.
Lesaicherre allegedly admitted she was manufacturing meth.
Sheriff’s Office seizes heroin, gun and cash
Two traffic stops led to seizures of about $900 worth of heroin, $1,000 worth of high-grade marijuana, a gun and $2,359 in cash in separate arrests of two men, St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann said.
Edward Profit, 26, of New Orleans was a passenger in a vehicle whose driver was stopped March 18 for not having proper equipment. Profit was arrested with driver Edward Henry, 20, of Violet, and both first were booked on possession of a small amount of marijuana. Profit also was wanted on an arrest warrant from another parish.
But when taken to St. Bernard Parish Prison, Profit was found to be concealing 7.3 grams of heroin worth about $900 in 14 bags inside a body cavity, Pohlmann said. He then was booked on additional counts of possession with intent to distribute heroin and introducing contraband into a jail. He was being held without bail pending an appearance before a judge.
Henry was booked on having improper equipment on a vehicle, having no driver’s license and the marijuana count.
In the other arrest, Kirk Roche, 23, of Chalmette, was stopped for disregarding a stop sign on March 18.
Roche had a gun in the front seat, and in the trunk were 16 small bags of high-grade marijuana totaling just over a half-ounce. Pohlmann said Roche admitted he had more marijuana in his residence and allowed a search that turned up just over an ounce, with paraphernalia for packaging it for sale. The $2,359 in cash was seized as drug proceeds.
Roche was booked on possession with intent to distribute marijuana with an estimated value of $1,000, possession of a firearm in connection with a controlled dangerous substance, traffic charges and an outstanding warrant. He was being held in jail in lieu of bail set at $7,500.