Police identify suspect in French Quarter rape

New Orleans police have identified a man they believe raped a woman nearly two weeks ago in the French Quarter.

Police said Leo Earl Dixon, whose last known address was in the 800 block of Jourdan Avenue, met his alleged victim June 14 in a bar at Bourbon and Conti streets.

Dixon, 22, bought the woman a drink, and the two talked until she said she was ready to leave about 3 a.m. At that point, Dixon said he would walk with her.

Once in the 300 block of Decatur Street, police allege, Dixon attacked the woman, sexually assaulting her and taking her cellphone and money before running away.

Police initially reported the incident last week and said Wednesday that the victim reported it June 19.

Detective Alisha Henderson is in charge of the investigation.

Anyone with information on Dixon’s whereabouts is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Man dies after drive-by shooting on Frenchmen

A bullet pierced a man’s chest early Wednesday morning during a drive-by shooting in the Frenchmen Street entertainment district, fatally wounding him, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office said.

Julius Dunn, 21, was shot about 1:20 a.m. in the 500 block of Frenchmen, near Decatur Street, authorities said.

Paramedics rushed him to Interim LSU Hospital, where he died about 4:20 a.m. from a gunshot wound to his left chest, said John Gagliano, the coroner’s chief investigator.

Police did not immediately identify a motive or suspect or provide a description of the vehicle from which the gunman fired on Dunn.

Man critical at hospital after Algiers shooting

A 23-year-old man was in critical condition at a hospital Wednesday evening after being shot in Algiers.

Police said the shooting happened a little after 5 p.m. in the 1700 block of Gen. de Gaulle Drive.

Police did not immediately identify a motive or suspect.

Suspect booked in two Hollygrove robberies

A man police sought in connection with two armed robberies in Hollygrove is behind bars.

Police found Chesley Harris, 33, Tuesday evening at his home in the 3900 block of Hollygrove Street.

He was picked up on armed robbery charges in connection with a robbery June 12 at Oleander and Cherry streets, but police said they also found property inside his home that was taken during a second robbery. That incident happened about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 9000 block of Olive Street.

Harris was booked on two counts of armed robbery, a probation violation and being a felon with a firearm.