Wednesday, July 29, 2009

End of the month

1) A New Orleans man was shot in the leg as he was walking Monday afternoon in the 1300 block of Elysian Fields Avenue. 7th Ward, Shooting

2) Sunday July 26, 2009, 7:18 PM New Orleans police are in Algiers investigating the city's latest murder. The killing occurred about 4:15 p.m. at the Jackson's Landing apartment complex in the 3500 block of Garden Oaks Drive. Eric Lee, 21, died after being stabbed.
Upon arrival officers observed the victim suffering from a stab wound to the chest. The victim was involved in an argument with several unknown females. West Bank, Murder

3) On Sunday, July 26th, 2009 at around 11:55 P.M., the victim was walking with his friend near the intersection of Powhatan Street and Iroquois Street when an unknown type vehicle drove by them and about nine gunshots were heard. The victim ran and was struck in the left forearm by one of the bullets. The victim ran to another friend's house nearby, who drove him to the hospital.
Gentilly Woods, Shooting

4) On Saturday, July 25th, 2009 at around 8:05 A.M., officers responding to a call of a man down in the 2600 block of Athis Street discovered a b/m subject in his late 30's suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim was pronounced dead on the scene. Gentilly Woods, Murder

5) On 07/21/09 at about 1115hrs, Officers responded to an aggravated battery by shooting in the 2000 block of Cypress Acres. Upon arrival officers found the victim at the location with multiple gunshot wounds. West Bank, Shooting

Thursday, July 16, 2009


9 in 10, troubles in full effect, kids not alright.

1) A 50-year-old man was found shot to death inside of his condemned house in the St. Roch area early this morning. Donald K. Brown died before paramedics could make it. He had been shot in the head and torso. Officers went to Brown's house in the 2800 block of Comus Court after someone called 911 about 1 a.m. They found a crack pipe and what appeared to be drugs on the floor near Brown's body. Officials haven't released details on suspect/motive. St. Roch, Murder

2) A teenager was killed and two other people injured in an apparent drive-by shooting
Wednesday night near the intersection of Louisa Street and St. Claude Avenue about 8 p.m. D'Andre Rumbley, 16, of New Orleans, died at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds about 8 p.m. Witnesses described it as a drive-by. A 21-year-old man was shot in the left upper arm and was reported in stable condition. A 47-year-old woman was in guarded condition after she was shot multiple times. Both were taken to a hospital. The woman was sprawled in front of the St. Claude Used Tire Store at the intersection. A witness said he saw a blue Ford truck drive by and a man begin firing rounds from the passenger side. At the intersection of Marais Street and Poland, police guarded a Ford F-250 four-door truck. It looked as if it was abandoned suddenly near a large oak tree at the Heartbeats Life Center. The engine was still running more than an hour after the shooting. St. Claude, Murder, Shooting

3) Someone murdered a 22-year-old local man and shot his friend Tuesday morning, while they were on a porch in the 1800 block of Leonidas. Bryan Christopher Smith was hit multiple times in the 7:55 a.m. shooting, and at least one bullet struck his head and knocked him to the ground face up. The friend, 21, was also shot multiple times, was rushed to LSU Interim Public Hospital in guarded condition. Bullets hit him at least once in the leg and abdomen. Hollygrove, Murder, Shooting

4) 3700 block of Texas homicide. On 07/13 at 1527hrs, officers responded to gunshots at the location. Upon arrival officers observed the victim suffering from multiple
gunshot wounds to the upper torso. Victim was transported to the
hospital where he expired. Westbank, Murder

5) On Sunday, July 12, 2009, at 11:53pm, Eighth District Units received a
call of gunshots at Bienville and Clinton. Witnesses observed several
black males firing handguns. Responding officers
observed several black males fleeing. These subjects were
apprehended. It was later learned that the victim, 16 yo B/
M, had been taken by private vehicle to a local hospital with a
gunshot wound to the abdomen and one to the shoulder. French Quarter, Shooting

6) On Saturday, July 11, 2009 at about 9:49am the victim and the arrested
were in the 2800 block of Abundance St. An argument ensued between
the victim and the arrested. The argument escalated and the arrested
subject retrieved a knife and cut the victim. The victim was
transported to the hospital for treatment. The perpetrator was later
arrested. Desire, Cutting

7) On Saturday, 07/11/09 at about 11:40 p.m., Second District units
responded to a shooting in the 8300 block of Belfast Street. Upon
arrival Officers observed a black male lying in front
of a rsidence in the 8300 block Belfast Street suffering from one gun
shot wound to the head. EMS attempted to render aid but could not
revive the subject. On July 12th Ricardo Jackson (b/m 18 yrs. old)
turned himslef into the police for the incident. Hollygrove, Murder

8) On Tuesday, 7-7-2009, at 12:32pm, N.O.P.D. 1st District Units

responded to a double homicide at 1445 Iberville St. Upon arrival
officers entered into the residence and observed two victims lying on
the floor from apparent gunshot wounds. The investigation is ongoing
by the Homicide Division. IPH area, Double Murder

9) On Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 9:13pm, 1st District Officers responded to
an aggravated battery by shooting in the 1700 block of Columbus St.
upon arrival Officers discovered a black male laying in the street
suffering from several gunshot wounds to his upper body. The victim
expired on scene. 7th Ward, Murder

10) On Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at or about 3:30 pm, Officers responded to an
aggravated battery by shooting at the intersection of N. Miro and
Bienville St. Upon arrival Officers discovered two victims from
apparent gunshot wounds. One victim expired on the scene, while the
second victim was transported to University Hospital. Treme, Murder, Shooting

11) On Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 12:54pm, Officers responded to an
aggravated battery by shooting at the intersection of Touro and N.
Derbigny St. The victim was entering his vehicle when was shot several
times. The victim drove his vehicle notified the police at the near
the corner of St. Claude and Elysian Fields. St. Roch, Shooting

12) On Tuesday, June 7, 2009, at 6:53pm, the Sixth District officers
investigated a shooting at First and Chippewa Streets. Upon arriving
at the scene, officers located the victim, who was suffering from a
gunshot wound to the lower left leg.The victim was walking at the intersection of First and Chippewa Streets when he was approached by three unknown
black males, all between the ages of 17 – 19. One of the subjects
began shooting at the victim. The victim fled on foot. Irish Channel, Shooting

13) On Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at about 5:30pm, the victim and the wanted

subject were in the 2500 block of Lavender St. The victim stated the
wanted subject ask to borrow money, but the victim refused and the
wanted subject became irate. The victim exited the residence and
moments later the wanted subject exited the residence brandishing a
shotgun. The wanted subject pointed the shotgun at the victim’s
head. The victim grabbed the gun and attempted to move it from his
head and at this time the gun discharged. The wanted subject then
fled the scene. Gentilly, Scuffle

14) On Sunday, 7/5/2009 at or about 2:36am, Officers responded to an

aggravated battery by shooting near the intersection of St. Bernard
and Marais St. Upon arrival the Officers met with victim who had an
apparent gunshot wound to the leg. 7th Ward, Shooting

15) On Sunday, July 5, 2009 Officers responded to an aggravated battery by

cutting at 900 N. Claiborne. Victim stated she was involved in a
verbal altercation inside of Club Fabulous. Victim stated a large
fight escalated at which time she was stabbed several times. Victim
was transported to Tulane Hospital. Treme, Stabbing

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Lunch Time New Orleans

1) Police are on the scene of a double murder in the 1400 block of Iberville Street, near the French Quarter, in an apartment of the public housing complex. Officers say a man and a woman were shot to death in the incident, but gave few other details. IPH, Double Murder

2) An unrelated shooting resulted in a wounded person appearing at the Walgreens Drug Store at 1100 Elysian Fields Ave., and authorities are at the business. An employee of the drug store reported that the shooting victim was alive and came to the business after being shot elsewhere. St. Claude area, Shooting

3) On Sunday, July 5, 2009 at about 10:10am the victim was walking on
Marais St. towards Congress, and upon reaching Independence, the
wanted vehicle, pulled alongside of him. The vehicle was occupied by
four (4) unknown black males. The front passenger exited the vehicle
and started shooting at the victim striking him several times. The
victim fled and notified the police. St. Claude area, Shooting

4) On Sunday, July 5, 2009 at about 4:13pm, while in the 3500 block of
Clermont Dr., the victim and the arrested subject became involved in a
verbal altercation. The arrested subject struck the victim about his
body with a wooden board. Gentilly, Assault/Battery

Monday, July 6, 2009

Sets in the East

1) 6300 blk Hayne. On 07-02-09 at 624pm, officers arrived and found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Victim pronounced on scene. NO East, Murder

2) 8000 blk Dwyer. On 07-04-09 at 925pm, officers arrived and found victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. NO East, Murder

3) On Saturday, July 4, 2009, at about 6:30pm, the victim was in the 4000 block of N. Rampart St. At about this time one of the arrested subjects sprayed paint in the victim’s face. The arrested subject then cut the victim. The victim relocated to another location and notified the police. Bywater, Assault

4) On 07-04-09 at 1055am, victim was at the location looking under the
hood of the his vehicle, when the w/s walked up and asked what was
wrong with the vehicle. W/S then walked to the rear of the vehicle and
began to close the doors. W/S pulled out a black semi-auto handgun and
began firing towards the victim striking him once in the leg. W/S then
fled. NO East, Shooting

5) On Friday, July 3, 2009, at about 1:00am, the victim stated he was

standing in the 1100 block of Franklin Ave., when the wanted subject
asks him to leave. A verbal altercation ensued and the wanted subject
produced a knife and stabbed the victim. The victim fled the scene
and notified the police. St. Claude area, Stabbing

Friday, July 3, 2009

The Rising Sun

1) 3100 block of Mansfield [Homicide]. On 06/27 at 0018hrs, officers responded to an aggravated battery by shooting. Upon arrival officers observed the victim lying face down suffering from gunshot wounds to the body. Cutoff, Murder

2) On Sunday, June 29, 2009, at about 11:22pm, the victim stated he was in the 1800 block of Industry. The victim stated he observed the wanted subjects running from an alley in the block. The victim stated the wanted subjects then began to shoot at him. The victim was unable
to provide any further information at the time of the incident as he was being treated by EMS personnel. Gentilly, Shooting

3) New Orleans police booked a 21-year-old man Friday in connection with the shooting death earlier this week of a young woman inside a troubled downtown hotel. Troy Gloston-Phelps pointed a gun at a 20-year-old Algiers woman and pulled the trigger once during a heated dispute Tuesday night inside the Canal Street Hotel. The Canal Street Hotel, a budget hotel housed in a 50-year-old building at the corner of Canal Street and Claiborne Avenue, has long been a hotbed of crime, hosting prostitutes and drug-runners and delinquents. CBD, Murder

4) An Avondale man was shot to death Monday night in the 300 block of Glenn Della Drive in Avondale, said Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Col. John Fortunato. Sheriff's deputies responding to reports of shots fired around 11 p.m. found Wayne Wooden, 46.
Avondale, Murder

5) The New Orleans Police Department is seeking two suspects after a 28-year-old man was shot twice in the chest during an armed robbery early Saturday at the Mid-City watering hole Pal's Lounge.
Mid-City, Shooting/Armed Robbery

Monday, June 29, 2009

You Down Bad

1) On June 28, 2009, at approximately 10:00 p.m., officers responded to gunfire in the 2000 block of Baronne Street and discovered the victim of a homicide lying near the sidewalk. He had been shot multiple times. Central City, Murder

2) A shooting at 4551 Skyview Drive in eastern New Orleans has left two males and five females injured. The victims were celebrating as part of a large repast gathering around 9 p.m. [Monday] when two suspects opened fire on the group. The gunmen fired on the group, retreated into a nearby alley, fired again, and fled in a burgundy or maroon Lincoln Town Car with large rims. New Orleans East, Shooting

3) On Saturday, June 27, 2009, at 3:15am, witnesses standing near Canal
and S Peters heard several gunshots and observed the victim suffering
from a gunshot wound to the leg. The suspects fled on S Peters toward
Esplanade in a black pickup truck. French Quarter, Shooting

4) On Thursday, June 25, 2009, at approximately 11:31 p.m., a Sixth District officer on patrol heard gunfire coming from the intersection of Danneel Street and Washington Ave. The victim sustained several gunshot wounds to the body and provided few details about the incident. Central City, Shooting

5) On 06-25-09 at approximately 9:20pm, Officers of the First
District responded to a shooting in the 3700 block of Baudin
Street. Upon arrival, the Officers observed the victim suffering
from gunshot wounds. The victim later listed in good condition at
University Hospital. Mid-City, Shooting

6) On Thursday, June 25, 2009 at approximately 5:56 pm, the victim was
standing on a porch located in the 2200 block of Cadiz Street. At that
time a subject later identified as Burtell Thomas, black male, date of
birth 4-14-83 fired several shots which struck the victim mortally
wounding him. The suspect fled in a silver four-door Pontiac in an
unknown direction. Uptown, Murder

7) On 06-23-09 at approximately 2:30am, the victim was standing in front
of his residence in the 2500 block of Tulane Ave. The victim
observed a dark colored vehicle approaching, at that time he heard
gunshots. The victim felt a pain in his left thigh and was
immediately transported to University Hospital where he was listed in
good condition. Mid-City, Shooting

8) On 06-22-09 at approximately 3:00am, the victim was traveling west on
I-10 interstate at which time a black Chevrolet truck approached the
victim and fired 5 or 6 shots in the victim’s direction. The victim
suffered a gunshot wound to his back and was listed in stable
condition at University Hospital. Transit, Shooting

9) On 06/22/09 at approximately 12:25pm, the victim and the suspect
engaged in a physical confrontation in the 2100 block of Lapeyrouse
Street. The suspect then grabbed a machete and struck the victim
several times. 7th Ward, Shooting

10) On 06/21/09 at approximately 11:30pm, the victim was in the 2700 block
of St. Phillip Street, talking to a friend. The victim was
approached by the suspect, who stated “You Down Bad”. The victim
and suspect engaged in a verbal altercation, at that time the suspect
pulled out a small pipe and struck the victim in the top of his
head. The suspect then fled the scene. Treme, Assault

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

It's Hotter

More days of summer: assault with a window, friends(?) post a murderer's bond by putting up their own land as collateral, a body in the mayor's drink, a man's legs shot out, and finally, as we prepare to publish today's post, a thunder clap.


A dead body was discovered floating in Bayou St. John Monday afternoon, New Orleans police said. The corpse washed up near the intersection of Lafitte and Moss streets. Bayou St. John, ?

On Monday, June 22, 2009 at about 3:45pm the victim was walking in the
3400 block of Urquhart St. The victim observed the wanted vehicle stopped at the intersection of Gallier and Urquhart St, occupied by two subjects. One of the subjects opened the rear passenger door and the other subject opened the front passenger door and began to shoot. The victim fled the scene to await the arrival of police and EMS.
St. Roch, Shooting

On Sunday, June 21, 2009 at about 9:15pm the victim was walking in the
2300 block of N. Johnson St. The victim stated the wanted subject
approached him from behind and started to hit him. They began to
fight until the wanted subject produced a handgun and shot at
the victim, who fled.
St. Roch, Shooting

On Sunday, June 21, 2009, at 4:05am, the victims, W/M & 2 W/Fs, were
involved in a verbal altercation with an unknown black male and an
unknown white male. A short while later, the victims were standing on
the corner of Dauphine and St Louis when they were approached again by
the two suspects, who brandished a bat and struck the victims and sprayed them with pepper spray. The suspects then fled on foot in an unknown direction.
French Quarter, Assault/Battery

On Saturday, June 20, 2009, at 5:30am, a police officer on patrol
heard gunshots at the corner of Burgundy and St Louis. As the officer
neared the corner, he was approached by the victim, B/M, was stated
that he had just been shot and identified a black male standing near
the intersection as the suspect. The suspect fired one shot at the
officer and then fled on foot.
French Quarter, Shooting

On Saturday, June 20th, 2009 at around 7:15 P.M., the victim was
attending a repast in the 4200 block of Hollygrove Street, when an
unknown b/m subject ran up to him and shot him in both of his legs,
breaking them. A second victim, who was also attending the repast,
heard the shots and ran to a nearby relative's home, where he realized
that he had been shot in the left leg.
Hollygrove, Shooting

Telly Hankton, described as a drug-dealing murderer who has long eluded justice, will remain jailed until Friday, when two judges consider whether to let him out on bond on charges of gunning down two men in revenge killings. Hankton surrendered to New Orleans police Monday afternoon after police implored the public to help track him down in connection with the Saturday night killing of Jesse Reed. Hankton, already awaiting trial in the 2008 murder of Darnell Stewart, was out on a $1 million bond when Reed was killed. Both Stewart and Reed were booked in 2007 in the murder of Hankton's cousin, George "Cup" Hankton III, 40. But neither was ever brought to trial. Just before midnight Saturday, Reed, 26, died on the pavement from gunshot wounds. Police collected 59 casings at the crime scene that unfolded in the 2300 block of Terpsichore Street. Central City, Murder


To make bond [the 1st time], Hankton used six properties that he said were worth $770,000 -- all of them owned by other people. He made up the rest with a $230,000 commercial surety from Tynekia M. Buckley Bail Bonds, which required him to put down 13 percent, or $29,900.


On Friday, June 19, 2009 at about 9:24pm, the victim was at theintersection of N. Johnson and Painters St. AT about this time thevictim was shot. St. Roch, Shooting

On Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at about 2:00 am the victim was in the2700 block of St. Claude walking home. At about this time he wasstruck on the back of his head. The victim said four unknown blackmales began calling him names and about this time one of the subjectsstruck him with a cased window. St. Claude Ave, Assault with venestration

On June 16, 2009 at approximately 2:20 pm, the victim was seated on a
porch at an unknown location on Colapissa Street. At that time a black
Chevrolet truck stopped in the street and two unknown suspects
starting shooting at him. The victim received two gunshot wounds to
his right leg. The victim was uncooperative and refused to give a
description of the suspects.
Unknown, Shooting

On Saturday, June 6th, 2009 at around 3:05 A.M., a shooting occurredin the 4200 block of Dumaine Street, in which the victim was shot inthe upper torso with a shotgun. Mid-City, Shooting