Friday, January 30, 2009

The Abyss Stares Back at You

Gospel of TM: Every day above ground is a good day.

1) A local man surrendered to police this afternoon following a three-hour standoff in which he barricaded himself with a shotgun inside a shed in the Sixth Ward. New Orleans Police 1st District officers spotted the man at 9 a.m. this morning outside a house in the 1900 block of Bayou Road. The man was wanted for a crime. After seeing the officers, the man ran near a house in the 1900 block of Gov. Nicholls Street. He barricaded himself inside the shed. The SWAT unit was called in and tried to negotiate with the man. Eventually, the officers used tear gas. He surrendered at about 12:40 p.m.

2) On 01-28-09 at 1245pm, the victim stated he was sleeping in his vehicle when the a/s walked up, opened the door and stabbed him in the hand and face with a screwdriver. A/S then fled. A/S apprehended by officers in the 13000 blk of Chef Menteur. Hoang Nguyen, 09-26-66, A/M, was arrested and charged in this offense.

An O. Perry Walker High School student was shot dead Thursday night in the Fisher public housing complex in Algiers. An uncle identified the victim as 18-year-old Kenneth Davis Jr. He died from a gunshot wound to the head about 7:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of Vespasian Street. His body was discovered near the rear door of a two-story apartment building. The victim's distraught father pleaded with police to see his only son "before he's put in that bag." Officers explained the viewing would interfere with the investigation. The father shouted at police as his son's body was taken away in a black bag. Davis was a senior at O.Perry Walker who liked to play basketball and dominos.

He was a senior. He played basketball. His dad was there. Dress warm.

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