Wheelchair-bound man opens fire on driver
A man in a wheelchair shot a man who pulled up alongside him in a car Tuesday night to ask him a question, New Orleans police said.
The 52-year-old victim drove up to the man in the wheelchair about 9:30 p.m. in the 1800 block of Seventh Street and began to speak to him, according to a daily police log.
At that point the man in the wheelchair opened fire on the man in the car, hitting him in the shoulder, chest and back, the victim said.
The victim then drove himself to Touro Infirmary. His condition was not available.
Police did not provide a description of the gunman.
Metairie man, 34, killed crossing I-10
A Metairie man was struck and killed Wednesday morning as he tried to run across Interstate 10, Louisiana State Police said.
Harry Daigle III, 34, was hit about 9 a.m. in the right lane of westbound I-10 at Veterans Memorial Boulevard, said Trooper Melissa Matey, a spokeswoman for State Police Troop B.
Daigle died at the scene.
Investigators do not believe speed or driver impairment was a factor in the collision, Matey said. The driver of the car that hit Daigle submitted to a breath test that found no detectable alcohol in her system, Matey said. Toxicology results are still pending for Daigle.
Man sentenced to 15 years in child porn case
A Luling man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday for producing and distributing child pornography.
U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan handed down the sentence following Chad Michael Hotard’s conviction on two counts of production and one count of distribution of child pornography.
According to court documents, Hotard, 28, coerced a minor to behave in a sexually explicit way so he could make child pornography on Dec. 13, 2012, and March 12, 2013.
Hotard then distributed digital images of the minor on March 13, 2013, and was arrested April 15, 2013, according to U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite’s office.
Hotard will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.
Police book suspect in N.O. East slaying
A 19-year-old man wanted in connection with a recent fatal shooting in New Orleans East surrendered to police Wednesday afternoon.
Police allege Wade Reed shot and killed Charles Myers, 32, on March 26 in the 11000 block of Hayne Boulevard.
Reed turned himself in about 1:30 p.m. after learning police had obtained a warrant for his arrest.
He was booked with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and aggravated burglary.
Police have not identified a motive for the shooting.