Rasheed Richardson

Rasheed Richardson

A man who police say shot a man in the Central Business District last week has been arrested, NOPD said. 

Rasheed Richardson, 19, turned himself over to authorities at the Eighth District station Wednesday evening, NOPD spokesman Aaron Looney said.

Police say Richardson and the victim were struggling over a handgun on Friday afternoon, about 4 p.m., near the intersection of Elk Place and Cleveland Street, when Richardson shot the victim in the leg.

Court records show Richardson, who has no prior criminal record in Orleans Parish, was booked on one count of aggravated battery.

Other crimes reported to the New Orleans Police department Wednesday evening into Thursday morning, include:

- A woman was robbed at a home in Central City Wednesday afternoon. Police say the victim, 26, was inside the living room of a residence in the 1800 block of Washington Avenue when a man she knew only as “Bam” came in and started yelling, “Who stole my money?”

The suspect then grabbed a pipe and forced the woman towards the door and attempted to hit her with it, police said. The suspect then kicked the woman out of the door and took her backpack.

- A woman was robbed while walking on Magazine Street Wednesday afternoon, polie said. According to a preliminary offense log from the NOPD, the victim, 27, was walking near the intersection of Magazine Street and Louisiana Avenue when a man ran past her, grabbed her purse, and jumped into a white Honda before fleeing the scene.

-A man was robbed at knifepoint near Irish Channel Wednesday evening. Police said the victim, 37, was in the 2300 block of Saint Thomas Street when he was approached from behind by a man wielding a knife. The suspect patted down the victim, struck him in the head and stole his wallet, police said.

-Two rapes were reported to the NOPD on Wednesday. Preliminary police reports show a woman reported being sexually assaulted in the 7200 block of Chef Menteur Highway about 4:15 p.m. The second incident was reported in Algiers, about 8:47 p.m., when a woman told police she was sexually assaulted at an unknown location by several men. Police did not release anything further on either incident.

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