Self-defense likely in Esplanade shooting
New Orleans police are looking into a Friday morning shooting that they said appears to have been an act of self-defense. The incident occurred in the 500 block of Esplanade Avenue.
About 1:15 a.m., a man, 64, was leaving a Decatur Street nightclub when an unknown woman complimented his clothes, he said. The woman’s boyfriend, Nicholas Temper, 23, got angry, threatened the man and then charged toward him, police said. The victim, fearing for his safety, shot Temper once in the chest.
Temper was taken to the hospital.
After the shooting, several of Temper’s cohorts attacked the man, and he sustained abrasions to the head and arms. One of Temper’s accomplices, Floyd Winters, 28, was booked on a count of simple battery. He allegedly confessed to pinning the man to the ground while another man allegedly punched and kicked him. That man is still at large.
The District Attorney’s Office will decide whether to file charge against the shooter.
Sketches released in Irish cop shooting
New Orleans police Friday released computer sketches of two men wanted in connection with a Tuesday shooting.
According to media reports, Brian Hanrahan is an Irish police officer who was on vacation. He was found about 5:40 a.m. in the 2200 block of New Orleans Street bleeding from gunshot wounds. He said he had been looking for a place to get a drink when he was shot and robbed.
An informal fundraiser is being put on at the Irish House restaurant, 1432 St. Charles Ave., from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Money raised will be used to offset the expenses Hanrahan’s family has incurred due to the shooting.
Anyone who recognizes the two men is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Teenager arrested in Mistletoe St. killing
New Orleans police have arrested a 15-year-old in connection with the shooting death of Kenneth Miles, a 16-year-old gunned down about 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Since the suspect is a juvenile, the NOPD is not releasing his name.
The teen was shot inside a home in the 2500 block of Mistletoe Street in Hollygrove. Officers found him bleeding from a gunshot wound. He died at the hospital.
Police looking for 3 in business burglary
New Orleans police are trying to find three men wanted in a business burglary.
About 3:30 a.m. Thursday, the three men broke into the Lake Terrace Crossing Convenience Store in the 1600 block of Robert E. Lee Boulevard, according to police. Two of the three pried open the security door and front door and then tried unsuccessfully to remove an ATM machine.
The trio fled in a dark-colored SUV.
Man accused of carrying illegal gun
New Orleans police arrested a 23-year-old man Friday morning and booked him on counts of illegal carrying of a firearm and resisting an officer.
About 1 a.m., officers on patrol in the 3500 block of Leonidas Street said they observed Adam Hurst holding his waistband as if he were concealing a gun.
When he saw the officers, Hurst allegedly threw a loaded .40-caliber Glock pistol to the ground and took off running. He was caught and booked.
Two arrested on firearms charges
New Orleans police arrested two men Thursday and booked them on counts of possession of a stolen firearm and being felons in possession of a firearm.
About 3 p.m., officers said, they saw Robert Armant, 34, engage in a hand-to-hand drug transaction at Esplanade and North Claiborne avenues and then saw him get in a car driven by Travis Enclade, 35.
The officers stopped the vehicle, detained the suspects and found a stolen .40-caliber Glock handgun, according to police.
Police arrest man in French Quarter attack
New Orleans police arrested a 55-year-old man who allegedly stabbed another man in the face Friday morning in the French Quarter.
According to police, William Coleman entered a bar at 439 Dauphine St. about 6 a.m. and began causing trouble with the staff and other patrons. After the bartender told Coleman several times to leave, he became angry and stabbed the bartender in the face, according to police.
Several patrons tackled Coleman as he tried to escape. He will be booked on a count of aggravated battery.
The bartender went to the hospital; his wounds were not life-threatening.
Police looking for CBD robbery suspect
Police are asking for help in locating a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery at Loyola Avenue and Perdido Street.
The incident occurred in the Premium Parking Lot at that location about 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, according to police. The 26-year-old victim told police that he saw a man sitting in the back of his car. The man pulled out a pistol and made the victim get on the ground. He took the victim’s wallet and keys, stole $15 from a woman who tried to intervene and then fled in the victim’s white 2015 Dodge Journey with Florida license plate number BPEL28.
The robber is described as a black male in his 20s, 5-foot-8, 150 pounds, with a medium build. He was wearing a gray hooded shirt, red shirt and dark pants.
Home invaded, robbed in New Orleans East
Two armed men were part of a home invasion and robbery in New Orleans East.
One of the victims told police that the two armed men and an unarmed man forced their way into a home in the 6800 block of West Coronet Court. Both of the victims, ages 32 and 25, fought back before the invaders fled with their money.
Two nonfatal shootings reported on Thursday
Two nonfatal shootings occurred Thursday in Bywater and Central City.
The first happened at Franklin and St. Claude avenues about 2 p.m. A 17-year-old man was in a car with three other people when another vehicle came up and someone opened fire, hitting the 17-year-old.
The other incident happened at Felicity and Chippewa streets a few minutes later. The victim, 33, and another man were fighting over a gun when it fired and hit the victim, according to police.
Two armed robberies reported in Algiers
A 58-year-old woman was grabbing something from her car when an armed man grabbed her purse, police said. The incident happened about 8 p.m. Thursday at Gallinghouse and Vixen streets in Algiers.
About the same time, a woman was robbed by an armed man as she got out of her vehicle at MacArthur Boulevard and Cupid Street in Algiers.
Pizza delivery driver robbed in Central City
A man delivering a pizza to a home in Central City on Thursday night was robbed.
The victim arrived about 9:45 p.m. at a home in the 2500 block of Jackson Avenue and was approached by an armed man who demanded money, police said.
The man handed over his cash, and the robber fled.
Cutting reported in New Orleans East
A man was cut several times in New Orleans East on Thursday evening.
About 9 p.m., the 27-year-old man said, two men and a woman attacked him at Hammond and Sandalwood streets. One of the men cut the victim several times before fleeing, according to police.