A man was shot in the thigh during a robbery attempt in the 8500 block of North Interstate 10 Service Road in New Orleans East late Tuesday, police said.
According to a report, the man was approached from behind by an armed man demanding money. The shooting victim, 65, attempted to grab the gun but was shot, according to the report.
Police said the victim took a private ride to the hospital to receive treatment but released few other details.
According to authorities, the victim's attacker was between 19 and 20 years old with dreadlocked hair and a slim build.
In other recent cases handled by local authorities:
• A 45-year-old woman said she was walking toward St. Charles Avenue in Central City when she was knocked to the ground and rendered unconscious, according to a report to the NOPD. The incident occurred about 4:13 p.m. Tuesday afternoon in the 1600 block of Terpsichore Street. Officers arrived to discover the woman's purse and possessions scattered around her. The woman's phone, wallet containing $90 and a credit card were stolen, she said.
• A 29-year-old woman said she was at a home near the Lower Garden District when she heard three loud bangs, then her ex-boyfriend came to the door with a gun and stole her cell phone. The incident occurred about 9:53 p.m. in the 600 block of Felicity Street.
• A 29-year-old man said he was walking in the French Quarter when he was approached by two men asking for directions, who then attacked and robbed him. The man said both of his white iPhones were stolen during the incident, which occurred about 11:21 p.m. in the 700 block of Burgundy Street.
• A 32-year-old man said he picked up an unknown person and gave him a ride to the St. Roch area, but the man then pulled a gun and stole the vehicle, according to an NOPD report. The incident occurred about 12:12 a.m. near the intersection of Music and N. Galvez streets, where the armed man requested the driver stop. The driver exited the vehicle, and the other man then fled in the blue, 2003 Toyota 4Runner.
• Trey Landry, 24, was jailed on allegations that he threatened to take a woman's purse and kill her if she tried to drive away after approaching her car at the corner of North Maestri and Camp streets in the Central Business District on Aug. 11, New Orleans police said Wednesday.
The victim in the case drove away, and a Crimestoppers tip led police to Landry, officials said. Landry was booked on a count of attempted armed robbery because he was accused of having his right hand near his waistband during the incident, as if to imply he had a weapon.
• The trial of a New Orleans man accused of kidnapping and killing his slain brother's girlfriend began this week. Jury selection in the trial of Eric "Teddy" Adams, 22, was Tuesday; and opening arguments as well as testimony got underway Wednesday.
Adams faces charges of second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit second-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping and obstruction of justice following the 2012 shooting death of Christine Marcelin, a 15-year-old student at KIPP Believe College Prep in Hollygrove.
• Scorelander Johnson, 38, was jailed Wednesday on a count of attempted murder following an allegation that he beat a woman's with a baseball bat and then used a handgun to shoot her several times while she lay on the floor before he fled about 2:30 a.m. Aug. 1 in the 7900 block of Lamb Road in New Orleans East, records showed.
• After previously pleading guilty in New Orleans' federal court to a meth distribution plot, Robert Case, 47, was sentenced to more than eight years in prison, Acting U.S. District Attorney Duane Evans' office said.
Evans' office said Case was arrested on January 9, 2015, after a United States postal inspector intercepted two packages sent through the mail while containing meth. The inspector posed as a letter carrier to arrest Case and search his apartment in Uptown New Orleans, where more drugs and drug paraphernalia were found, Evans' office said.
Staff writers Jeffrey Nowak and Ramon Antonio Vargas compiled this report