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Overnight Crime Report: Two Robberies, One Homicide, Unclassified Death, Rape, Shooting


The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) only had to respond to six incidents in the last 24 hours of Lundi Gras leading into Fat Tuesday’s festivities, according to the Major Offense Log (MOL). The MOL contained two incidents of theft, one shooting, one one homicide, one sexual assault, and one unclassified death.

 

At the 1600 block of Columbus, a 26-year-old man was found suffering from stab wounds, reported the NOPD. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was later declared dead. 

 

Police also investigated the discovery of a 3-month-old male found unresponsive inside of his home on the 2400 block of Charbonnet Street. The cause of death was listed as unclassified. 

 

At 5:57PM, a 22-year-old woman was waiting in line at a food truck on the 400 block of Canal Street when a stranger walked up and took an envelope containing cash out of her hand. The Department said that the victim saw the perp then flee the scene. 

 

Detectives reported one aggravated rape during the course of Lundi Gras’s alcohol-fueled festivities. At1:55PM, two men sexually assaulted a 21-year-old female at the 2200 block of Canal Street, the MOL states. 

 

At 5AM, a 24-year-old woman and friends were following an alleged perp who stole items from them. The NOPD explained that the victims were led to a location where an unknown male ran from the side street at St. Roch and Treasure, and opened fire striking the victim. 

 

The MOL also details an incident where a 19-year-old man was allegedly robbed at gunpoint by a man at the 8300 block of Apricot. Cops noted that the perp made off with a wallet and an iPhone. 

 

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 www.crimestoppersgno.org.




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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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