Man found dead on street in Algiers

New Orleans police said a man was shot to death Tuesday night in Algiers.

The shooting happened a little after 8 p.m. in the 1100 block of Thayer Street.

Officers arrived to find Michael Darensburg Jr., 36, on the ground, said Dr. Jeff Rouse, the Orleans Parish coroner. He died on the scene from an apparent gunshot wound to the head, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact homicide Detective Joe Jefferson at (504) 658-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Man shot during fight about phone charger

New Orleans police are searching for a suspect who allegedly shot a man during an argument about a cellphone charger.

Police said Milton Newman, 32, and the victim got into an argument about the electronic accessory about 4 a.m. Aug. 13 at a home in the 1200 block of Belleville Street in Algiers.

During the argument, police said, Newman threatened to get a gun, then left the home. He returned a short time later and shot the 25-year-old victim, who was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Newman’s last known address was in the 400 block of De Armas Street.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact 4th District Detective Jeff Wellborn at (504) 658-6045 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Central City shooting leaves man critical

A man was in critical condition at a hospital after being shot Wednesday afternoon in Central City.

The victim, whose name and age were not provided, was shot about 4:30 p.m. near St. Andrew and South Liberty streets, police said.

No other details were immediately available.