The New Orleans Police Department saw six crimes hit the city on Thursday (9.14). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to two rapes, two armed robberies, a homicide, and an attempted carjacking.
At 11:28AM, a known female was sexually assaulted by a known perpetrator on the 2900 block of Gravier St.
At 7:22PM, a 37-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by a known male on the 2100 block of S. Claiborne Ave.
An 18-year-old male was sitting inside of his truck on the 1725 block of Elizardi Blvd. when he was approached by an unknown man armed with a rifle at 8:10PM. The subject demanded that the male get out of the car, and the teen complied. The perp attempted to drive off in the car, but when he was unable to he fled the scene on foot.
On the 1200 block of St. Philip St., a 33-year-old man was approached by an unknown man who pulled out of an assault rifle and demanded his property at 2:59AM. He complied, and the perp fled the scene.
At 5:09AM, NOPD officers responded to a call of a male suffering from a possible gunshot wound on the 9200 block of Airline Hwy. Officers discovered a 29-year-old male down suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the torso area. He was pronounced on scene by EMS.
At the intersection of Marais and Ursulines, a 56-year-old man was approached by an unknown man at 5:23AM. The subject showed him a rifle and demanded his property, at which time the victim complied and threw his wallet into the street. The perp then fled with the wallet, containing an unspecified amount of cash.
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