Saturday, August 30, 2008


While everyone else is trying to split town, the 7th ward is keeping pace.

A 17-year-old was found at 12:40 p.m. on the sidewalk, unresponsive and bloody, at the intersection of Touro and North Roman streets. He had been shot several times. He was dead at the scene.

The Times-Pic went up and knocked on the door of a man in the neighborhood. Surprisingly, he was unphased.

"It was just a boy from the neighborhood," he said as he ate his lunch. "Somebody had a beef and shot him."

Sarcasm aside, this is the thrid murder on N. Roman in as many weeks.

Good luck everyone.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Deal

It's not the rain that worries us. It's not the flooding or the wind. It's the people who are going to just lose it.

A man was shot Wednesday night and found dead in a spot not far from an Algiers apartment complex. The shooting occurred about 7:30 p.m. THebody, with a gunshot wound to the torso, was found in the backyard of a home in the 1500 block of Murl Street

an update from yesterday's Bywater murder:

Tyrone Banks

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Better get your hits in while you can, people. If we have to scatter, who knows when you'll have another change to settle your beef.

New Orleans Police are investigating a murder on the 1100 block of Bartholomew Street in the 9th Ward that happened at about 6 a.m.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


As a office of records, NOMB would like to stress that even though a lot of floks don't like the prison system, street justice is no viable alternative.

A 24-year-old New Orleans man once accused of plotting to kill an 11-year-old witness in a murder case was shot to death Sunday while driving through a 7th Ward neighborhood. Kenel Schneckenburg was driving north in the 1700 block of New Orleans Street about 1 p.m. when two men fired several bullets into his car.

After all, the word accused is the one that matters most in this paragraph.

In 2001, Schneckenburg was booked with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the fatal shootings of Reginald Foley, 16, and Julian Paige, 24, outside Paige's home on St. Ferdinand Street. Prosecutors under former District Attorney Harry Connick declined to charge him in either killing.

He was also indicted in 2007 in the death of Jealine Brown. Police believe Brown was killed on her bed by burglars who broke into her home the morning of Jan. 5, 2007, in search of money and drugs. The Orleans Parish district attorney's office declined to prosecute the first-degree murder charge.

So whose making the decisions then, if we are gonna go for it. Cuz if our editors had our way, we'd have shot everyone between us and the smith machine at the gym yesterday.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

We Think This Has 2 Ways it Can Go

Bloggers Urged to Promote Recovery

We've always encouraged recovery, but maybe we've never said it out loud before.
So here we go...

People wounded in the City of NO, please recover. Really.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Sick To Stomach

Lots of reason to get sick today. Stomach virus. Smell of dead flesh on N. Roman, or any one of these...

The East:
1)Keenon M. McCann died on the sidewalk of the 6100 block of Dreux Avenue after someone fired multiple bullets into his body shortly before 2 a.m. McCann was inside a house on the block with his girlfriend. The girlfriend told authorties that McCann received a call from someone telling him to "come outside." When he stepped out, McCann was gunned down.

Let's hope NOPD has learned to search telephone records.

Apparently there was gunfire and a real fire right next to each other in Esplanade Ridge yesterday
2)Officers were scouring the scene of a shooting near the busy intersection of Columbus Street and North Claiborne Avenue in the 7th Ward. A 17-year-old man was wounded in a spray of gunfire, police said. The victim was shot once in the back. He was taken in critical condition to University Hospital.

3)Shortly before 6 p.m. in the 2000 block of Felicity Street. A gunman on a green bicycle riding along the sidewalk opened fire on Allen Ivery Jr., 24, who was driving a black Buick Regal riverbound on Felicity. The victim's vehicle hit a utility pole in the middle of the block and eventually came to a halt after crashing into a fence at the intersection of Felicity and South Rampart streets. The car stopped alongside a dilapidated house and Ivery died sitting inside the car.

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.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Post #401

Gunfire in the Iberville housing project took the life of a 39-year-old New Orleans man Tuesday night around 11:40 pm.

We love when gunfire, and not another human, takes a life. It's like in Spanish when they say "Me cayo."

See, like this one. Not only do they suspect a person did the shooting, but they even have a name...

Terrell Bonds was arrested in connection with a shooting that critically wounded a man Monday evening in Central City. Bonds and another man were linked to an incident in which two men on a bicycle approached at least two people at the intersection of Second and South Saratoga streets Monday about 5 p.m. One of the men pulled a handgun and shot one of the people several times. The victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

And not to be undone by the string of girlfriends shooting boyfriends, a Metarie man, a very unfortunate Metarie man, got tangled up in this...

Averyell Davis, 23, was shot in the abdomen after the handgun her boyfriend was handling went off. Curtis C. Murray, 23, has been arrested and booked with one count of negligent homicide. Murray and Davis were in the living room of their home in the 500 block of Behrman Highway near Terrytown about 10:15 p.m. when the gun discharged.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


As some of us here got significant others, we sure hope this isn't going to be the next big thing. Like text messaging was.

A St. John the Baptist Parish woman fatally stabbed her boyfriend with a 7-inch steak knife Saturday after a fight. Kiayana Becnel, 31, called the Sheriff's Office about midnight to report the stabbing. Deputies arrived at the couple's LaPlace home to find Kentrall Jones, 32, on their bedroom floor. Jones, who was stabbed in the back, was later pronounced dead at River Parishes Hospital.

Let's face it, we could all think of a reason to stab our boy/girlfriend if we had a hot second.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Let 'Em Have It

When we were kids, we certainly didn't believe in guns. We liked punk rock and peace. We still like thsse things, but we've come to understand the necessity of certain tools.

A 30-year-old man's Sunday morning decision to break into his estranged girlfriend's Metairie apartment and attack her turned out to be deadly. Corey Paul died from two gunshots fired by Carol Beal, 26, a woman Paul had dated for less than a year. Beal apparently fired in an effort to ward off both a home invasion and an attack; therefore, sheriff's investigators deemed the homicide "justifiable," and Beal was not arrested or charged.

We can also say, with relative certainty, that certain decisions set certain things in motion.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Debate Rages

When people tell us, "This blog dehumanize victims," we can only say, "you have a pretty subjective view of what it means to be human."

We also say, "We're going with what we got."

Saturday in Treme:

Tyone Nions, 33, of New Orleans, was killed at about 2:30 p.m. on North Roman between Ursulines Avenue and Gov. Nicholls Street. Police had no suspects or motive in the shooting.

Saturday Uptown:

Travain Jones, 20, and Bryant Langston, 17, both New Orleans residents, were shot to death Uptown at about 1 p.m. while sitting in a vehicle on Bordeaux Street near Laurel Street. Witnesses told detectives that two armed men wearing dark clothing and dreadlocks fled the scene on foot toward Annunciation Street.

They say our presentation lopsided, but we think that could be the point.

In the case of Tyone in Treme, we can add this:

That dude didn't do nothing to nobody. He just drank his Red Bull," said one man who didn't want to be identified. He received nods of approval from others who also declined to speak further about Nions or his death.

In the ongoing case of the Bywater murder, we can say that yesterday, the plywood was down on the Charters Street shotgun, that it rained most of the afternoon, and that it must be hard to have to go through the things of a loved one when they have died in such a violent way. But that all the families will have to go through that ritual, regardless of what ward they happened to catch a hot one in.

Please refer to past entries for clarification.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Face Vs. Names

Down here at our offices, we've been getting hit left and right with people talking about the woman who was stabbed to death in her home on Charters across from the NOCCA.
They're scared. They're angry.

We post those links and people feel worse.
"Seeing all those pictures," they say.
"Every one of these people has a face," we respond. "Not all of them have friends with Internet."

We guess for some the Rest In Peace shirt doesn't drive the reality home as well as a video blog.

Try to visualize this:

1) A Jefferson Parish public school teacher was found dead in his Gretna home Friday and police are searching for his missing car. The body of Weston Verrette, 56, was found in the 600 block of Second Street around 12:30 p.m. Gretna Deputy Police Chief Charles Whitmer would not identify Verrette by name, but said police received a call asking them to check the victim. While he would not release any details about the victim's death, Whitmer called it "violent."

We guess it also helps a victims memory if the paper doesn't dig up every parking ticket and pot arrest the victim had prior to their untimely demise.

Friday, August 15, 2008

At Work

We see the NOPD has made some moves on the street ala the FBI moving on NOAH.

There are lot of people interested in this case so we thought we share this development:

Barry Williams, 29, of 4327 D'Hemecourt St., was booked with being a principal to second-degree murder in connection with the death of Donald Dufrene III. Williams, who was arrested Wednesday, is being held at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Not so many in this one, but trust us, if you knew the rate at which Hispanic labor is targeted in this city, you'd be interested:

Ashton L. Gioustover was booked Thursday with first-degree murder in the shooting of 44-year-old Rodilio Rodriguez, who was gunned down in the bathroom of his Milan neighborhood home shortly after 7 a.m. Monday.

Thursday, August 14, 2008


We were asked to distribute these:

Jessica Hawk on Facebook
Jessica Hawk Blog

So we are.
We review such request on a case by case basis.


How Was Your Wed?

His was no good:
1)A 38-year-old man was fatally stabbed Wednesday evening in a domestic incident in Algiers.

If you were in the Marigny, you were probably getting held up with an assault rifle. Mandeville St. was hot.

If you were these people:

1900 block of Alabo St. armed robbery with a gun. Three volunteers from out of state were packing their vehicle when they were approached by an unknown black male armed with an assault rifle.

You got a taste of NOLA that they don't serve in French Quarter restaurants, unless you consider the bill.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Jessica L. Hawk, a 32-year-old native of Ohio, died from stab wounds.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

More of the Same

Tired of it yet?

1)At about 3:30 a.m. near St. Charles Avenue and Josephine Street, police said. Officers responding to a report of a shooting found 27 year-old Antoine C. Pierre inside his vehicle with a gunshot wound. He died shortly after.

2)Shortly after 7 a.m., police responded to a shooting in the 3700 block of Dryades Street in the Milan neighborhood. They found a 43-year-old man inside his home with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene.Police said three gunmen had approached the victim and forced him inside the home in an apparent robbery. They demanded money, shot the man and then ran away

We were going back to work after lunch when we saw this crime scene at the corner of Montegut and Charters. When we got home, out neighbor called.
"Did you see the cars?"
"We heard the Police Chaplin was over there."

Now we know:
3)Officers conducting a check on a residence in the 3000 block of Chartres Street made a grisly discovery. Inside the home, officers found an unidentified female on the floor "with trauma to the body" at about 9:40 a.m., police said. The death was classified a murder later in the day. The woman's identity has not been released and scant details of the killing were available.

The times- pic reports that beyond the slayings, police also responded to two other shootings, four stabbings and three cajackings over the weekend.

Seriously folks, we tried to make heads or tails of the info that followed in this article but it's too hard to tell, this early in the morning, it's too jumbled.


Thats my cousin and the sheriff is sitting on his ass not investigating the crime!! What does his criminal record has to do with somebody killing him!! Are they saying it's okay he died because he had a criminal record!! that is information that dont have anything dealing with his death!! that aint going to help anyone!!If it was a white person dead they would have been up all night doing they job but since he is a black male they must think it's okay this kinda thing happend all day!!! They must say to themselves another nigga is off the streets!! They will do they job imma make sure of that!! i called them rapidly telling them information i found out but still no updated information!!

Our sarcasm aside, dear reader, we completely agree. Sometimes we figure contextualizing information makes our point for us, but sometimes we forget that we're being too subtle.

Monday, August 11, 2008

A Strange Then Occured

1)The body of Dennis Sylve, 23, of 1509 Judah Street, was found when officers responded to reports of gunfire around the 1600 block of Betty Street.
Sub-set 1)Another Marrero man, Clarence Jones, 50, sustained two gunshot wounds after going through the area on his way home

2)In the New Orleans incident, someone intentionally ran over a 33-year-old Slidell resident with a car, killing him at the intersection of Pauger and North Rampart streets, authorities said. Devin Legaux died on the scene from rollover-type injuries.

Both had criminal records: Legaux had a couple of run-ins with the law during his life. Sylve had a criminal history that included arrests for simple burglary, illegal carrying of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, battery on the police, home incarceration violation, interfering with a police investigation, disturbing the peace and juvenile status offenses, as well as municipal and traffic charges

That's right - multiple municipal and traffic charges. Why do they bother reporting this stuff. Is one of the readers suddenly going to realize, "Oh my god, it's that Dennis Sylve. I have valuable insight into his killing that I would never have provided. Thankfully they clarified his identity by divulging his tainted past."

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Sunday And Saturday

Let's talk, shall we? Can we? We mean, do we know each other well enough?

An odd set of circumstances then occurred, Defillo said.

1)Double shooting 1300 blk of St. Roch off Urquhart: women were wounded by gunfire about 4 p.m. from an assault rifle. One was shot in the leg; the other was wounded in the abdomen.

An odd set of circumstances then occurred, Defillo said.

At the hospital following the shooting: As a security guard reported for work shortly before 6 p.m., two men arrived in a white SUV and exited the vehicle. Some members in the crowd, apparently without provocation, charged two men who were near the security guard."This massive crowd was coming over the wall toward her." She fired one shot in the air.

An odd set of circumstances then occurred, Defillo said.

2)A 2-year-old girl was recovering from a gunshot wound to her arm Friday after being shot Thursday night in Mid-City.The toddler was sitting in the back seat of a car driven by her mother when a gunman opened fire at about 9 p.m. Thursday in the 300 block of North Rendon Street, near the corner of Bienville Street.

An odd set of circumstances then occurred, Defillo said.

3)New Orleans police and National Guardsmen helping patrol the city are investigating the Friday night shooting of a man in eastern New Orleans. The man was shot once in the abdomen about 8:45 p.m. on the grounds of an apartment complex in the 10000 block of Hayne Boulevard.

An odd set of circumstances then occurred, Defillo said.

4)An Avondale man accused of having sex with his family's pit bull remained in jail Thursday after his mother reported him to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office. Roy Laborde Jr., 27, was booked with two counts of crimes against nature Wednesday. He is being held in the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center on $10,000 bond. Laborde is accused of having sex with his family's pit bull, Sissy, on at least two occasions, according to an arrest report.

Here's a game folks, guess which story the bold Defillo quote actually belongs to. To be truthful, the only odd set of circumstance that have occurred to us this morning is the fact that we don't think all of this is odd.

Let's remove the context!
1)Joliet St. 1300 BLK, Aug 2nd 7:12 AM - 2 men shot a man and woman sitting on the porch
2)Tullis Drive 5700 BLK, Last SUnday 10:30 PM - Man shoots teen
3)Hero St 1600 BLK, July 27th 12:17 AM - Man shot in forearm "blood splattered on the side of the house on Hero St." Dramatic verbiage, no?

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Can't Say Goodbye

Ever sat in the car with your sweetheart an hour after you were supposed to drop them off, your parked in front of their door, kissing, talking, spending those quiet night hours together with the windows down and the radio on?

A 31-year-old woman was shot when she tried to flee an armed robbery attempt Tuesday night in Mid-City. The woman was shot in the chest, but the wound apparently was not life-threatening. The woman and a 37-year-old man were sitting inside a vehicle near the intersection of North St. Patrick and St. Peter streets shortly after 9 p.m. when they were approached by two men, who demanded the woman's purse at gunpoint. The woman tried to escape by driving away, but one of the men fired into the car, hitting her once. The gunman and an accomplice escaped

Please, don't linger in the dark.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Three Tales

The Ugly:

A Metairie man has been booked with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a 7-month-old baby in MayIn a court-filed probable cause affidavit, investigators said they learned that Beach often became angry when the infant cried and had been known to place blankets on top of her to muffle her cries.

The Carpenter:
Sam Maggio drowned Sunday evening, pulled under by a fatigued and panicked swimmer who had been struggling against the surging surf off Florida's Gulf Coast. The waters off Perdido Key near Pensacola had been churned by Tropical Storm Edouard, creating powerful waves.
We'd just like to say that we had the chance to work with Sammy Maggio a number of times during our construction stint in the city. He was a good guy. Most of the time, he was doing renovation work in the church rectory.

The Other Carpenter:

Did we report this? Seems like we would.

on Tuesday, friends, relatives and pastors buried Wolfe, a home renovator found dead in a Broadmoor back yard on July 31. The killing became part of a bizarre chain of events that included a robbery, a burglary at Wolfe's home across the lake and a shootout with New Orleans police.

Killed on the Job. Our worst nightmare.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Logic Problem

Man kills Man, Dog bites Killer.
Read On....
New Orleans police booked a 22-year-old man with second-degree murder in connection with a Sunday night shooting in the 3100 block of Bruxelles Street. Clarence Singleton was charged after being treated for a dog bite he received while running from police. Third District officer on patrol at the intersection of Paris Avenue and North Broad Street heard shots being fired about 10:15 p.m. and drove in the direction of the gunfire. When the officer reached the 3100 block of Bruxelles, he saw a man with a handgun and told him to drop the weapon. The man, identified by police as Singleton, refused and pointed the weapon at the officer, at which time the officer then fired several rounds but missed. Singleton then ran into an alleyway of a home. As S.W.A.T., canine and military units searched for him, they found an unidentified man who had been shot and was lying on the ground in the rear yard of a home with a handgun in his possession. Emergency medical technicians took the victim to a local hospital where he died. Shortly afterwards, the canine unit located Singleton hiding under a house in the 1700 block of Treasure Street. Singleton refused to surrender and the canine was sent in after him. Singleton was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for a dog bite to his leg.

Dead in a Car

What do those punkrocker's say? Cars-R-Coffins. Something like that.

New Orleans police found the bodies of two men early Sunday inside of a vehicle in the Gentilly area. The men had been shot to death, police said. The incident originated at Hamburg and Lafreniere streets when two men approached the victims and began firing weapons. The victims' vehicle came to a stop eight blocks away at Mandolin and Hamburg streets, where police were called. The two gunmen fled the scene.

Wow, seems like we take a few days off and the whole thing blows up on us.

1)The first shooting occurred about 3:40 a.m. near Bienville and Decatur streets. The gunman shot the victim multiple times before fleeing on foot.
2)North Claiborne and St. Roch avenues about 5:20 p.m. A short time later a man with a gunshot wound to his torso showed up at University Hospital. His wound did not appear to be life-threatening.
3&4)West Carrollton neighborhood about 7:15 p.m. One person was shot in the leg and another was shot in the arm in the 1300 block of Joliet Street.

We can't count this morning. That 7 all together, right? Only two died though, right? We're so glad our coffee shop is back open after a week of summer vacation.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

The Lighter Side

We don't know why we think this qualifies, we just do.

Over $10:

A River Ridge teenager, Judon McCann, 17, was arrested for attempted murder after he allegedly took a shot at a victim, then shot himself in the thigh as he put the gun back into his pants pocket.

Friday, August 1, 2008


Posted Yesterday by Anonymous to:
"The Champs" Jan 8th, 2008

There were no narcotics found at the scene, this was not a drug related murder. after investigating what the police thought was narcotics was actually my son's prescribed medication. No where was there ever a article stating that this was not a drug related murder, but it left for people to think.... DRUGS, another murder who cares? I care 7 months my family lives with his death the pain is as real today as was that Monday morning in January when our lives changed forever. We will not give up hope that there will be justice for his murderer.