Shooting suspect turns herself in, and other area police news _lowres

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Shooting suspect turns herself in to NOPD

New Orleans police arrested 24-year-old Dawn Patterson after she turned herself in for shooting a 21-year-old woman on Saturday, Police Department spokeswoman Officer Hilal Williams said.

The women were fighting about 6:30 p.m. near Gen. Meyer Avenue and Sullen Place in Algiers when Patterson took out a handgun and shot the other woman in the throat. Patterson fled while the victim was taken to the hospital.

Shortly afterward, Patterson arrived at the 4th District Police Station and turned herself in.

Detectives identified witnesses and were able to recover the handgun believed to have been used in the shooting, Williams said. They also learned Patterson and the victim had had previous altercations.

Motorcyclist killed in crash in Braithwaite

A motorcyclist was killed about 4:30 p.m. Sunday in a crash in the 3500 block of La. 39 in Braithwaite, near the Scarsdale ferry, the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

The driver, from New Orleans, died at the scene. An initial investigation showed that he lost control and struck a cement culvert.

Louisiana State Police Troop B is handling the investigation.

Man sought in Gentilly carjacking

The New Orleans Police Department is asking for help finding a man wanted in connection with a carjacking that happened Saturday in Gentilly.

Shortly before 9 p.m., a 24-year-old man parked his car near Metropolitan and Elder streets and went to a friend’s house, police said. When he returned, he saw a man sitting in the driver’s seat.

As the victim opened the door to ask why he was in the vehicle, the other man produced a gun and demanded the keys. The victim complied, and the robber drove away in the victim’s vehicle, a blue four-door 2001 Nissan Maxima with Louisiana license plate YTW005.

Fifth District Detective Thaddeus Williams is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at (504) 658-6050.

Man shot Wednesday in Metairie dies

A man shot Wednesday just outside of Mojo’s bar in the 2900 block of Cleary Avenue in Metairie died Saturday, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

Darren Dedeaux, 22, died Saturday night from gunshot wounds to his chest and neck, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

The incident remains under investigation, and no one has been arrested, spokesman Glen Boyd said.

Man killed Saturday in Faubourg Marigny

An unidentified man was killed Saturday evening in Faubourg Marigny, New Orleans police said.

Officers responded to a call of gunfire about 6 p.m. at Pauger Street and St. Claude Avenue. When they arrived, they found a man in his early 20s lying face-up and unresponsive from multiple gunshot wounds.

He was transported to a hospital, where he died.

Man shot Saturday morning in Treme

A man was shot in the Treme neighborhood late Saturday morning, according to New Orleans police.

The 22-year-old man was at St. Philip and North Derbigny streets about 11:30 a.m. when he was approached by another man with a gun. The other man started firing as he walked toward the victim, who was taken to a hospital.

Eastern New Orleans motel robbed

The Rodeway Inn motel in New Orleans East was robbed at gunpoint Saturday night, police said.

The incident happened shortly before 10 p.m. in the 8400 block of the South Interstate 10 Service Road.

No other details were available.

Man shoots teenager in New Orleans East

A man allegedly shot a youth, apparently his son, early Sunday morning in New Orleans East, police said.

Police said 38-year-old Clayton Mays was on the phone with a 41-year-old woman when they got into an argument. Mays then went to a house in the 7500 block of Forum Boulevard to confront her about 12:15 a.m.

He fired several shots inside the house, striking a 16-year-old youth, who was transported to a hospital.

A 13-year-old boy was also a victim, police said.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Mays. Police said he is the father of at least one of the victims.

Man shot after he is said to threaten others

A 45-year-old Houma man was shot Friday in Jefferson Parish after he allegedly threatened several other people with a rifle, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

A group of seven men ages 15 to 21 were walking about noon in a wooded area near August Lane in Lafitte, a short distance from Jean Lafitte Highway, Col. John Fortunato said. The group said they noticed a man, later identified as Percel C. Banks, fishing and drinking. Banks, who was armed with a 22-caliber rifle, approached the group and offered to share the fish he caught with them.

As they continued talking, Banks allegedly became intoxicated and began speaking about committing violence. He eventually took a hammer from the group and retreated to his nearby tent, where he allegedly began threatening the young men with his rifle. As they began running away, Banks started firing at them, Fortunato said.

One of the group then began firing a shotgun into the air. When Banks continued to fire at the victims, the man with the shotgun fired at Banks, striking him in the lower leg. One of the group ran to the nearest residence and called 911.

Responding officers took Banks to the hospital. His injury was not considered life-threatening.

Warrants have been issued for Banks’ arrest on seven counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. He will be booked upon his release from the hospital.