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Overnight Crime Report: Homicide, Unclassified Death, Two Rapes, Three Carjackings

Crime spiked back up on Thursday (5.19) according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD). The Major Offense Log (MOL) included a fatal shooting, two rapes, an unclassified death, and three carjackings.


At 11:57p.m., a 29-year-old man stepped outside of a business on the 4000 block of Chef Menteur Highway to chat with someone and was shot several times according to police. The victim was declared dead on the scene. 


A missing 33-year-old man was found dead on the 1400 block of Marais Street at 8:32p.m. stated authorities. The cause of death is not yet known.


The MOL contained two unrelated rape cases. At 7:03a.m., a woman reported being sexually assaulted by a known man at the intersection of Lamarque Street and Elmira Avenue. At 10:05a.m., a man reported being sexually assaulted by another man on the 3900 block of North Claiborne Avenue.


At 11:06p.m., a 30-year-old man was sitting with a 33-year-old woman in a car on the 1600 block of Franklin Avenue when a gunman let himself into the front of the car explained police. The Department said that the man ordered the victims out of the car and when they left, another man and a woman got in and drove off.


The MOL also included a brief account of a 68-year-old man who was carjacked by an unknown gunman on the 2100 block of Magazine Street at 11:50p.m. A 2003 silver Jeep Liberty was listed as stolen in the case.


At 11:58p.m., a 24-year-old man in his car was held up by two gunmen on the corner of Zimpel Street and Dante St. The perps allegedly stole the man’s car and money.


Readers with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading only to the arrest, except on homicides, where Crimestoppers will pay half of the reward upon the arrest and half on the indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward but you must contact Crimestoppers directly with your information. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at

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