Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Busy Monday

NOMB picked up some side work over at the coffee shop fixing a broken water main. While they were working, the po-boy shop across the street was stuck up. Two gun men, one who "looked familiar". Welcoming in summer, NOMB has a busy Monday to cover:

Two men were killed Monday in separate shootings in New Orleans.
In the East: One man was pronounced dead at the scene, an intersection near Paris Road in an area overgrown with weeds and brush. The man is unidentified, but has an upper right arm tattoo that read "NO" and "9th," and had a separate tattoo of an eye with a teardrop.

In Central City: The shooting occurred shortly before 4 p.m. near the intersection of 7th and Freret streets, police said. The victim was taken to University Hospital, where he died at 9:32 p.m.

Next Up: An Avondale man shot and killed an apparent burglar he said entered his home Sunday night, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office reported. Cornelius Sims, 61, told deputies that his family was sleeping when he was awakened by loud noises coming from his garage. Sims said he armed himself with a handgun and went to investigate.

A 17-year-old New Orleans girl died early Monday morning after a speeding truck hit her while she rode a bicycle in the 7th Ward, police said. Negligent homicide is still homicide.

One walks away:
District Attorney Eddie Jordan's office Monday dropped a second-degree murder charge against a 38-year-old man accused of fatally shooting another man on a Lower Garden District corner in January 2006.

And one takes his place:
Authorites have now linked a third brother to a Feb. 25 attack in which several gunmen opened fire on an apartment in a Metairie complex in broad daylight, injuring three people in the complex and killing one of the alleged shooters.

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