The New Orleans Police Department saw eight crimes hit the city on Thursday (8.31). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to property snatching, carjacking, aggravated burglary, a stabbing, three shootings, and an attempted simple robbery.
At the intersection of Chestnut St. and Valmont St., an unknown male approached a 71-year-old woman at 11:26AM. He then grabbed her phone, at which time a struggle over the phone occurred. The man managed to get hold, grab the phone, and then flee on a bike.
At 3:29PM, a perp approached a 35-year-old woman on the 1100 block of S. Broad St., grabbing her arm and demanding her car. She took her keys out of the car, at which time the perp left. He then approached a 76-year-old man. Implying he had a weapon, he demanded the man’s car. The victim complied, and the perp fled in the stolen vehicle.
At 4:02PM, two unknown men — one armed with a handgun — entered a residence on the 400 block of Whitney Ave., where a 28-year-old male and 23-year-old woman were inside. The perps took property, then fled in an unknown direction.
A 65-year-old man was involved in a verbal altercation with a known woman on the 1600 block of St. Bernard Ave. at 4:21PM, the woman followed the man and demanded money from him. At some point, she picked up a beer bottle, broke it, and then stabbed the man. He was transported to the hospital, where his current condition is unknown.
NOPD units arrived to the 2700 block of St. Andrew at 6:59PM to find a 31-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported by EMS to a nearby hospital, where his current condition is unknown.
On the 1600 block of Jo Ann Pl., the passenger of a car fired several shots at a 19-year-old male at 7:19PM. The teen was struck and was transported to the hospital via EMS. He is listed in stable condition.
At 7:40PM, subjects in an SUV fired at a 33-year-old woman, 13-year-old female, and 11-year-old male while they were driving on the 6900 block of Tullis Dr. The 33-year-old woman sustained a gunshot wound, while the other two victims were uninjured. The woman’s current condition is unknown.
At the intersection of Franklin Ave. and N. Peters St., a 24-year-old woman was approached by an unknown man who demanded her bag at 10:34PM. She produced a knife and stabbed the perp, who then hit her in the face before fleeing the scene.
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