Thursday, August 21, 2008

Something in Desire is Burning

Not a play on words, but actually a fire, somewhere on the Floria Ave. side of St. Claude past Press. We don't know what it is though.

We do know now that:

A 39-year-old man died late Tuesday night near his home in the 300 block of North Robertson Street. At about 11:40 p.m. Tuesday, Jerome A. Jones Jr. stepped out from his home into the courtyard of the Iberville public housing development. He had heard someone whistle for him. Then a shot rang out. Jones fell in the courtyard and paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene soon afterward

We assume these are the details of the shooting reported yesterday.


At about noon on Wednesday, Davon Mark Hunter, 19-years-old, was gunned down in the 6th Ward at the same intersection where a man was killed over the weekend. The midday shootout marked the city's ninth killing in the past 10 days. The man was shot several times in the body at the intersection of Gov. Nicholls and North Roman streets.

If anyone is paying attention, this is the second murder in a two block radius within the last week or so. Last weekend, a man was shot dead in the 1100 Blk of N. Roman, which is between Gov. Nicholls and Ursulines.

In addition to these gems, NOMB would like to present you, reader, with the following:

Burgundy and Kentucky Sts. attempted murder by shooting. The victim, a police officer, was conducting an operation in the area. The perpetrator fired upon the officer. The wanted subject was apprehended. No injuries were involved.

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