The New Orleans Police Department saw eleven crimes hit the city on Sunday (8.20). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to a fatality, two carjackings, rape, four shootings, two armed robberies, and an attempted carjacking.
At 5:29AM, a Honda Civic was traveling against traffic on US 90B E and Camp St. exit when it had a collision with a Ford Explorer. The male driver of the Honda Civic was pronounced dead on scene by EMS, while the unknown male driver of the Ford Explorer was brought to University Medical Center for treatment. He is listed in critical condition.
A 30-year-old man was sitting inside of his silver 2003 Honda Civic on the 200 block of N. Broad St. at 5:49PM when an unknown man approached from behind. The subject ordered him out of the car, and the man complied. The perp then fled the scene in an unknown direction.
At 6:30PM, a 21-year-old man was reportedly “possibly” sexually assaulted by an unknown suspect on the 1400 block of General Taylor.
At the intersection of General De Gaulle and Kraft, a 28-year-old man noticed he was being followed by an unknown SUV. At around 8:17PM, gunfire erupted from the SUV. The man sustained a gunshot wound and crashed his car at the intersection of General De Gaulle and Mardi Gras as a result. He was brought to a nearby hospital for treatment. His current condition is unknown.
A 24-year-old employee at the Dollar Tree on the 11700 block of Morrison Rd. was working at the cash register at 8:17PM when two unknown men approached him. One of the subjects pulled out a gun and demanded money from the register. He complied and the duo fled the scene in an unknown direction.
A 29-year-old man left his black 2016 Ford Fiesta running on the 3000 block of General De Gaulle Dr. while he entered a business at around 9PM. While in the store, he spotted a bearded man in his late 20’s get into the car. The man came out and got into the passenger side of his car, at which time an altercation ensued and another man got into the car, pulled out a gun, and ordered the victim out of his vehicle. The perps then fled in an unknown direction.
At 9:57PM, the father of a woman’s children kicked down the door to her residence on the 600 block of N. Galvez St., shooting her and her male friend. EMS transported both victims to a nearby hospital, where their current conditions are unknown. NOPD reports that the circumstances surrounding the incident are still under investigation.
NOPD units arrived to the intersection of Press Dr. and Stephen Girard Ave. at around 10:07PM to find an unknown man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was brought to a local hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.
At 11:17PM, a 56-year-old woman was entering her residence on the 1700 block of N. Broad St. when an unknown man approached from behind. He then grabbed keys from her hand, went to her car, and attempted to ignite the engine. When the perp realized he had the wrong keys, he fled on foot down N. Broad in the direction of St. Bernard Ave.
A 60-year-old man was inside of his residence on the 8000 block of Lady Gray St. at around 2:21AM when his female friend let in two unknown armed men in masks come inside. The duo demanded his money and fled with the woman and the victim’s cell phone and wallet.
At 2:30AM, a 30-year-old man suffered two gunshot wounds on the 10700 block of Roger Dr. and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. NOPD reported he was later transferred to a second hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.
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