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Overnight Crime Report: Sexual Assault, Unclassified Death, Kidnapping, Traffic Fatality, Officer in Danger, Property Snatching

The New Orleans Police Department saw six crimes hit the city on Sunday (7.23). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to a sexual assault, unclassified death, simple kidnapping, traffic fatality, officer life in danger, and property snatching. 


At 3:33PM, a 41-year-old woman reported a sexual assault which occurred 23 years ago by a known male, on the 10100 block of Dwyer Rd. 


At 3:56PM, a 47-year-old man was found unresponsive in his apartment on the 500 block of Esplanade Ave. by a family friend. EMS pronounced him dead on scene, but his cause of death is undetermined. 


A unknown woman and four subjects were last seen at a business on the 1200 block of Poydras St. at 5:17PM. According to the MOL, the three subjects attacked the woman, knocking her out. She was then placed inside of a car and the perps fled on Loyola. 


At the intersection of I-10W and S. Claiborne St., an unknown man was traveling west on a motorcycle at 11:29PM when he hit a guardrail. He was ejected from his bike and, according to police, came to rest at the S. Claiborne onramp. He was pronounced dead on scene. 


An NOPD officer was patrolling at the area of Jefferson and Camp St. when a subject in a grey car pulled up at 1:18AM and started shooting at him. He was transported to a nearby hospital. His current condition is unknown. 


17-year-old Emmanuel Brister was apprehended following a property snatching at the intersection of Dumaine and Bourbon. At 3:48AM, a 26-year-old man was on his phone when Brister allegedly approached on a bicycle. Brister then snatched his phone out of his hands and fled. 


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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