Police: Woman stabbed Monday in assault
A 43-year-old woman was stabbed several times early Monday when she and her boyfriend were walking to their car a block off Canal Street, New Orleans police said.
The stabbing happened about 4:30 a.m. when the couple were approached by between four and six men and women who started fighting them near the intersection of Iberville and Crozat streets, police said.
The woman was stabbed several times and was taken to a hospital.
Two injured Monday in Algiers shooting
A teenage boy and a young man were shot and wounded early Monday in Algiers, police said.
The victims, ages 16 and 19, were walking near Lawrence and Hendee streets about 3 a.m. when they were shot, police said.
Both were taken to the hospital.
City’s latest murder victim identified
Authorities on Monday released the name of an 18-year-old who was shot to death Sunday in West Carrollton.
Orleans Parish Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Rouse identified him as Khallid Mohammed. He died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Mohammed was shot about 2:30 p.m. at Green and Monroe streets, New Orleans police said. A 21-year-old man was shot and wounded in the same incident.
Mohammed was the city’s 46th homicide victim of 2015.
LaPlace man accused of raping girl
Authorities in St. John the Baptist Parish have arrested a LaPlace man on allegations he raped a 13-year-old girl.
Delcome Evans, 36, was booked on a count of forcible rape Friday, a day after the girl’s mother took her to the emergency room.
According to the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office, the girl told deputies she “did what Evans told her to do because she feared that he would hurt her or her sister.”
Evans remained jailed Monday in lieu of $75,000 bail.
Teens booked in Uptown robberies
New Orleans police arrested two teens accused of committing a spree of Uptown robberies and one carjacking.
The 13- and 14-year-old boys were taken into custody after police traced a tracking device in the stolen vehicle. Both were booked on unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, illegal possession of stolen property and resisting an officer.
The 13-year-old also was booked on two counts of armed robbery and two counts of using a firearm during a robbery.
One of the robberies happened about 11:30 p.m. Thursday in the 1800 block of First Street. About five minutes later, the youths pointed a sawed-off shotgun at a man in the 3200 block of Toledano Street, police said.
One of the youths drove off in that man’s Honda Accord, according to police.
Police eventually tracked the vehicle to the 6800 block of West Coronet Court and arrested the youths after a brief chase.
Dollar General robbed in New Orleans East
Police are investigating the armed robbery of a Dollar General store in New Orleans East.
A cashier was cleaning outside the Chef Menteur Highway store about 9:15 p.m. when she spotted two people who then followed her into the store, rushing the door, police said. The robbers followed the woman into an office, where they demanded the contents of the safes and registers.
Police provided no description of the robbers.
Police: Man carjacked Easter morning
A 34-year-old man was carjacked Sunday morning at Esplanade and North Claiborne avenues.
Two armed men approached the victim about 9:30 a.m. and demanded he give them his money and get out of his vehicle, police said.
Police described the stolen vehicle as a blue 2005 Buick LeSabre with Louisiana license plate YJN531.
Dog of murder victim reunited with family
The Louisiana SPCA has reunited the dog of a New Orleans murder victim with the woman’s family in Kansas City.
The organization returned the dog, called Momma, to the mother of Julie Anderson, a woman fatally stabbed last month in the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant.
After the killing, first responders took Momma to the SPCA, where the animal was scanned for a microchip. That information showed that Anderson’s mother, Jeanine, had been living in Missouri.
An already scheduled transport to Wayside Waifs, a no-kill shelter in Kansas City, “proved to be the perfect way to unite Momma to Anderson’s family,” the organization said in a news release.