15-year-old juvenile arrested in connection to fatal Canal Street shooting

New Orleans Police on Sunday said officers have arrested a 15-year-old male juvenile from Baton Rouge on suspicion of second-degree murder charges in connection to the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man on Canal Street Saturday.

Police were dispatched to the 700 block of Canal Street at about 8:42 p.m. on Saturday and upon arrival, located a Black male victim who had been shot multiple times, according to the NOPD.

The victim was walking along Canal Street when the suspect approached him and fired several shots, striking him, police said.

The 18-year-old man, who was not identified, was transported via EMS to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the NOPD.

Through an investigation, police said that NOPD Homicide Unit detectives positively identified the juvenile suspect, who was arrested on suspicion of charges that include second-degree murder, illegal carrying of weapons and illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile.

NOPD said that both the juvenile and the victim are both from Baton Rouge area. The juvenile’s name wasn’t released due to his age, but was identified as a Black male, according to police.

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will release the identity of the victim and the exact cause of death, according to the NOPD.

Anyone with additional information about this incident is urged to contact the NOPD’s Homicide Division at 504-658-5300 or Crimestoppers anonymously at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 877-903-7867.

5 people shot after argument on Bourbon Street

Five people sustained gunshot wounds in a Bourbon Street shooting early Sunday morning when a person fired into a crowd following an argument, according to New Orleans Police.

New Orleans Police officials said the shooting occurred at about 1:49 a.m. after an argument in the 200 block of Bourbon Street.

Immediately following the argument, a Black male produced a gun and fired into the crowd, according to the NOPD.

Police said that the victims who were struck by bullets included two females and three males, who were all transported to a local hospital via EMS.

The victims’ ages were not disclosed, although their wounds are not considered life-threatening, according to the NOPD.

NOPD officials said two people were detained in connection to the incident, but were not identified, and that weapons were recovered at the scene.

NOPD seeks 2 suspects in Decatur Street business burglary

Two alleged suspects burglarized a Decatur Street business on Nov. 17. | Photo courtesy of the NOPD.
Two suspects are sought by New Orleans Police in connection to a burglary reported at business along Decatur Street on Thursday, according to officials on Tuesday.

New Orleans Police officials said the burglary occurred at about 11 p.m. in the 600 block of Decatur Street.

The two suspects, described as Black males, entered the business without authorization and stole items before fleeing the scene on foot in an unknown direction, according to the NOPD.

Officials said that anyone with information on the incident or the whereabouts of the suspects is asked to contact Eighth District Detective William E. Morris by phone at 504-658-6091, email at wemorris@nola.gov, or contact the Eighth District station at 504-658-6080.

Hostage taken in North Rampart Street armed robbery, NOPD says

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An armed robbery suspect briefly took a female victim hostage and threatened to shoot a second person during an incident that occurred earlier this month on North Rampart Street, according to New Orleans Police on Saturday.

Police officials said the robbery was reported at about 3 a.m. on Nov. 7 in the 200 block of North Rampart Street, where the two victims were returning to their vehicle.

An unknown Black male suspect approached the victims and produced a gun from his waistband, taking one of the victims hostage and threated to shoot her if the other female victim attempted to run away, according to the NOPD.

Police said the suspect took money from the victims before fleeing the scene in a black Jeep Grand Cherokee.

NOPD officials ask that anyone with information on the incident or the identity of the suspect to notify Eighth District Detective Donald Willyard at 504-658-6080.

NOPD has released a video of the incident:

New Orleans Plans Annual Lighting of Canal Street Nov. 22

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The Downtown Development District of New Orleans said it will hold the annual Lighting of Canal Street on Nov. 22, marking the beginning of the holiday season.

The event is scheduled to take place starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Canal Place mall, located at 333 Canal St.

Millions of will be illuminated along Canal Street from South Claiborne Avenue to the Mississippi River, according to the DDD, which also said it will coordinate with the Riverwalk Outlets mall to illuminate the 40-foot-tall tree in Spanish Plaza, located at 2 Canal St.

In addition, the DDD said it is sponsoring the Children’s Hospital New Orleans Holiday Parade, which will be held on Dec. 3 at 2 p.m.

For more information, visit the Downtown Development District website.