Man dies at hospital after 6th Ward shooting

A man shot Tuesday evening in the 6th Ward died later at the hospital, New Orleans police said.

The 31-year-old victim, whose name was withheld pending notification of family, was shot about 5:45 p.m. in the 700 block of North Tonti Street, police said.

Police have not identified a motive or suspect.

Homicide Detective Debra Normand is in charge of the case.

Police seek suspect in Central City shooting

New Orleans police are searching for a man wanted on four counts of attempted murder.

Police allege Charles “Butter” Andrews, 22, was responsible for a shooting about 1:50 p.m. Tuesday near South Roman and Thalia streets.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Walter Edmond at (504) 658-6130 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Sex offender wanted for failure to register

The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a registered sex offender wanted for failure to register as such.

Keintron Algean Riley, 32, of Pointe à la Hache, did not report in with the Sheriff’s Office on July 1, as required by law. Attempts to locate him have been unsuccessful, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Riley has two convictions in Jefferson Parish for carnal knowledge of a juvenile.

Anyone knowing his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Aaron Verrette at (504) 564-2525.

Reward increased in February drive-by

Crimestoppers has increased to $5,000 the reward offered for information that leads to the arrest and indictment of whoever killed Anthony David Simon Jr.

Simon, 26, was killed about 5 p.m. Feb. 28 during a drive-by shooting while he walked with his 4-year-old child in the 8700 block of Pritchard Place.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Troopers arrest suspect in attempted murder

State Police said undercover officers on patrol near the edge of Central City stopped an attempted murder early Wednesday.

The troopers saw two men arguing about 1 a.m. near Calliope Street and Simon Bolivar Avenue and noticed Cleveland Bell, 35, of New Orleans, pull out a pistol and fire at the victim.

Bell ran away after the troopers identified themselves.

He was later found hiding under a nearby house. Police said they found the gun and crack cocaine in a vacant lot next to the home.

Bell was booked with attempted murder, armed robbery and on an active warrant for home invasion.

Police seek suspect in burglary of Algiers shed

New Orleans police are trying to find a man suspected in a simple burglary case.

Samuel Gabriel III, 39, allegedly stole lawn care equipment from a shed behind a home in the 1700 block of Holiday Drive in Algiers about 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Anyone knowing his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Man, 24, stable after Central City shooting

A 24-year-old man was in stable condition Wednesday afternoon after being shot in Central City.

The shooting was reported about 3:30 p.m. in the 1800 block of Second Street.

Police did not immediately identify a suspect or motive.

Parolee arrested in N.O. East slaying

A man on parole until 2015 for possessing a stolen automobile was back in jail Wednesday, booked this time with murder.

Police allege Jekym Dowell, 22, shot and killed Clarence Wilson, 44, at Chef Menteur Highway and America Street on May 25.

Dowell was arrested at a home in the 7500 block of Forum Boulevard in New Orleans East.

Police said they found two loaded semi-automatic handguns, 22 grams of crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia and almost $29,000 in cash inside the home.

Dowell was booked with one count of second-degree murder, possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Man gets 14 years for robbing Gentilly bank

A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a New Orleans man to 14 years in prison for robbing a bank.

Robert Taylor, 35, pleaded guilty in May to armed robbery and violations of the federal gun control law by using a gun when on July 6, 2011, he robbed the CapitalOne branch in the 6300 block of Elysian Fields Avenue in Gentilly, getting away with $65,505.

U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance said Taylor’s sentence will be followed by five years of supervised release. He must pay restitution to the bank in the amount of money that was stolen.

Police seek person of interest in homicide

Police are trying to find a person of interest who might have information about a recent homicide in the St. Claude neighborhood.

They said Michael Lucien, 33, is not a suspect in the shooting of Anthony Woodberry, who was struck July 18 in the 1300 block of Bartholomew Street. Woodberry, 18, later died at the hospital.

Lucien, whose last known address is in the 1400 block of Congress Street, frequents the block where Woodberry was killed, as well as the 1300 block of Alvar Street, police said.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact homicide Detective Amy Robinson at (504) 658-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.