Man shot to death in 7th Ward on Monday

An unidentified man was shot to death late Monday night in the 7th Ward, New Orleans police said.

The shooting happened about 11 p.m. in the 1400 block of Kerlerec Street.

Police found the victim on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds to the body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two shot Monday evening in Central City

A 30-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were shot Monday evening in Central City, according to police.

The incident happened about 6:45 p.m. at Second and South Prieur streets.

According to police, the victims drove themselves to the hospital. Their wounds were not life-threatening.

Man dies Monday in Marrero fire

A man died in a fire Monday night in Marrero, according to Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Officers were dispatched about 8:20 p.m. to 1208 Lincoln Ave., where a one-story residence was engulfed in flames.

Fire units entered the residence and found an unresponsive man lying on the kitchen floor next to an empty fire extinguisher. He was taken outside and pronounced dead.

The victim was identified as Edward Wickers, 77.

His wife said she was doing laundry when flames began shooting out of the dryer, engulfing the laundry room.

She said her husband tried to extinguish the blaze with a household fire extinguisher.

Fire investigators found no signs of arson or foul play, according to Fortunato.

Murder victim identified by Orleans coroner

Orleans Parish Coroner Jeffrey Rouse on Tuesday identified the victim in a Saturday murder in Mid-City as Kevin Franklin, 23.

Franklin was shot to death in the 3500 block of D’Hemecourt Street about 1 a.m., according to police records.

Man carjacked in 9th Ward on Monday

A man was carjacked Monday morning in the Upper 9th Ward.

The incident happened about 10 a.m. in the 1900 block of Clouet Street.

The victim told police he had just left his residence when two men approached on a bicycle. One of them pulled out a gun and demanded his keys.

The suspects fled in the victim’s white 2003 Ford F-350.

Dangerous fireworks stolen in Tammany

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives are trying to track down about 19 cases of stolen commercial-grade fireworks.

The explosives were taken from the rear of a locked box truck, which was parked within gated property at 36905 Browns Village Road, between Dec. 23 and Dec. 29.

The explosives were intended to be used at a New Year’s Eve a show in Bossier City. A representative of the company that owned them, Pyrotechnica, warned that the explosives are not intended for personal use and pose a serious danger to whomever has them. Lighting fireworks of this nature without the proper training or equipment will cause a very large explosion and could result in death.

Anyone with information about the theft or who knows where the explosives are being stored is asked to call 911.

One arrested, two sought in shoplifting

The NOPD has arrested 41-year-old Terry Moten in a shoplifting incident that took place Dec. 15 at a Family Dollar store at 2147 S. Claiborne Ave. Police are asking for assistance in locating two other men wanted in the same incident.

About 9 a.m. Dec. 15, three men entered the store and walked out without paying for merchandise valued at $800.

Tuesday morning, Moten returned to the store and the manager recognized him as one of the alleged shoplifters. The manager called police and Moten was apprehended. He was booked with theft of goods and illegal possession of stolen things.

A video of the other two men can be viewed at

Anyone with information about them is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Police investigating two armed robberies

New Orleans police on Tuesday reported two armed robberies.

In the first, a 31-year-old man was sitting in his vehicle in the 5100 block of Bundy Road about 5:15 p.m. Monday when an armed man demanded he get out while another man searched the vehicle. They fled with the victim’s phone and weapon.

In the second robbery, a man with a gun entered a Subway shop at 401 S. Claiborne Ave. on Monday and got away with $1,000. A police report did not say what time the crime occurred.