Overnight Crime Report: Shooting, Rape, Carjacking

Crime levels stayed low for the third consecutive day. Still, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) responded to a shooting, a rape, and a carjacking according the Major Offense Log (MOL) for Saturday (4.23).


A 14-year-old child was shot at 7601 Downman Road at 2:09p.m. according to NOPD PIO Aaron Looney. The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment of a non-threatening wound.


Police reported that at 2:01a.m., a 31-year-old woman was raped on the 3000 block Marais Street. 


25-year-old Michael Portis and 17-year-old Dashawn Lowery were arrested for carjacking at 2:29a.m. at 5206 N. Derbigny Street. Looney stated that the duo forced a 20-year-old woman and a 19-year-old woman out of their auto and then drove off with it. However, police said that Lowery and Portis ultimately drove the car back at which point their descriptions were sent out on the police scanner. A foot chase ensued and the two men were caught according to the NOPD.


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.

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