Tuesday, June 12, 2007

It's been a while

for a post that is, not some murders. The summer makes for it, folks. It really does. We have suicide, robberies, murders, indictments. Sometimes NOMB takes a couple days off just to breathe.

Samuel Gonzales, 26, of Guatemala, was killed Sunday about 2 a.m. in the 4200 block of Clara Street in the general area of Napoleon and South Claiborne avenues.

There was the shooting of 27-year-old Albert Phillips around 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Spain and Marais Streets, police said. Phillips was found dead in the street with several gunshot wounds to his body.

Robin Malta, 43, was found dead in his house at 634 Port St. between Chartres and Royal streets when his sister went to check on him, Gagliano said.
He said the exact cause of death was not known, but the case was being treated as a homicide Monday night.
It appeared the man had wounds that could be conistent with homicide, but authorities could not be sure because the body was decomposed. An autopsy will be performed today, Gagliano said.

Then, there's this death:
A former New Orleans police officer, facing trial in connection with the videotaped 2005 beating of a retired teacher in the French Quarter, died over the weekend in an apparent suicide, authorities said.

But wait, there's still more...
An off-duty New Orleans police officer shot and killed a carjacking suspect in Marrero early Sunday, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.

Joseph Magee, 18, of New Orleans, was gunned down about 9:45 p.m. Saturday in the 3400 block of Touro Street, between Pleasure and Lafreniere streets, near Dillard University.

Another shooting happened Sunday about 2 a.m. in the 4200 block of Clara Street, near Napoleon and South Claiborne avenues. A 26-year-old victim was found on the sidewalk with multiple gunshots. Emergency medical technicians pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

There were some shootings that didn't result in death this weekend:
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating three West Bank shootings over two days, one happening during a robbery attempt of a Bridge City store Thursday and two shootings blocks apart in Terrytown early Friday.
On Friday, a man was shot about 2 a.m., in the 200 block of Helen Street. About 1 1/2 hours later and four blocks away, another man was shot while in the 200 block of Nel Court, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Meanwhile, about 3:30 p.m., Thursday, three men wearing white T-shirts, one covering his face with a mask, walked into Mike's Cash and Carry in the 2200 block of Bridge City Avenue, went to the counter and began pistol-whipping three employees, Fortunato said.
One of the victims fled from the store to summon police, and when he returned inside, one of the suspects opened fire with what appeared to be a .22-caliber pistol. That victim was struck once, causing a wound that was not life-threatening, Fortunato said.

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