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Woman Shot, Killed in Central City

Updated 3:45 p.m.

A woman was killedin a Monday afternoon shooting, according to New Orleans police. The woman, who was not immediately identified, was found in the 2300 block of Josephine St., near the corner of S. Liberty St. The shooting happened around 2 p.m.

Cyclist Killed on Chef Menteur

A bicyclist was killed this morning, and another was injured on Chef Menteur Highway, near Venetian Isles. Around 10:15 a.m., a white Chevy Cruze rear-ended two cyclists in the right lane, eastbound.

NOPD: 2 Teens Missing

New Orleans police are looking for two missing teens. Jeremiah Mills, 16, was last seen Wednesday (3/19), while 13-year-old Shelton Ford did not come home from school on Friday (3/20).

NOPD: 4 Men Kidnap, Rape Woman in French Quarter


A woman was kidnapped from the French Quarter and sexually assaulted over the weekend, police said. Authorities say four men were involved in the incident, which occurred around 1 or 2 a.m. Saturday, police said.

NOPD Issues Warrant for Darren Sharper on Rape Charges

Updated 2.28 10:30 a.m.

Former Saints player Darren Sharper is already facing rape charges in Los Angeles, and now New Orleans police have charged him in connection with sex crimes. Local detectives and the Orleans Parish District Attorney's office issued an arrest warrant Thursday for Sharper, 38. He faces two counts of aggravated rape, stemming from an incident that occurred in September, 2013, police said.

NOPD Officer Hurt in Mid-City Car Accident

A NOPD officer was hurt in a car accident while on duty in Mid-City Tuesday afternoon, police said. The officer, who was not named, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries after the wreck in the 3200 block of D'Hemecourt St.

Suspect Sought in Ideal Mart Armed Robbery

Police have released photos of a suspect in the Ideal Mart (3340 Orleans Avenue) armed robbery that took place on Monday, January 6, around midnight. The man donned appropriate Twelfth Night attire for the robbery, with bright purple pants.  

NOPD Officer Shot on Chef Menteur Hwy.

A New Orleans police officer was shot while trying to arrest a suspect in eastern New Orleans early Thursday morning, police said. The Seventh District Task Force, whose name was not released, was shot in the ankle after a foot chase near the intersection of Chef Menteur Highway and Wilson Ave., according to NOPD.

Arrest Made in Hit-and-Run Killing of Toddler, Woman

Police located a suspect in last week’s high rise hit-and-run that killed a woman and a 2-year-old boy. On November 30, around 9 p.m., NOPD’s fatality section arrested 44-year-old Ervin Freeman for his part in killing 29-year-old Danielle Rhone and 2-year-old Kaedan Boyd. 

Man Shot on Frenchmen Street Thursday, NOPD Says

A man was shot in the Marigny section of Frenchmen Street on Thursday morning, according to NOPD. The shooting occurred about 9:45 a.m. on the 700 block of Frenchmen St., which is between Royal and Dauphine Sts. A 26-year-old man was wounded in the arm in the incident, according to a police report.

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