2 men arrested after 5 injured in Aug. 1 shooting near Bourbon Street, Orleans Avenue

Two men were arrested last week in connection to a shooting that injured five people near Bourbon Street and Orleans Avenue.

The shooting was reported shortly before 3 a.m. on Aug. 1, according to New Orleans Police.

Through an investigation, which included surveillance video captured by the Real Time Crime Center, New Orleans Police identified and arrested 22-year-old Markez Jefferson (pictured above, right) and 20-year-old Nathan Saavedra (pictured left) on suspicion of aggravated battery Aug 3.

Jefferson was positively identified as the shooter in this incident, according to New Orleans Police.

20-year-old Nathan Saavedra, left, and 22-year-old Markez Jefferson, right. Courtesy of NOPD.

Both Jefferson and Saavedra were booked into the St. Bernard Parish Jail before they were transferred Aug. 3 to Orleans Parish, according to New Orleans Police.

Jefferson was booked on five counts of attempted second-degree murder, while Saavedra was booked on one county of obstruction of justice.

A third person, Kareem Carter, is sought in the investigation and wanted on charges of illegal carrying of a firearm by a convicted felon and obstruction of justice, according to New Orleans Police.

An arrest warrant was obtained for Carter, police added.

Carter | NOPD

“I want to commend the officers who worked diligently to make an arrest related to the shooting that wounded five people in the Eighth District,” NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said. “This thoughtless act could have been a much larger tragedy had anyone been killed by the reckless actions of the accused individuals.”

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 877-903-7867.

2 people wanted for questioning sought in Dauphine Street simple robbery investigation

(Photo: Courtesy of NOPD) 
Two people are wanted by New Orleans Police for questioning in connection to a July 3 simple robbery on Dauphine Street.

Through an investigation, officers learned the incident occurred shortly after 2:30 a.m. when the first person (bottom of the picture) was with the victim in the 400 block of Dauphine Street and the second person (top of the picture) approached them a short time later, according to New Orleans Police.

The incident was initially reported on Bourbon Street, although New Orleans Police updated the location on July 29.

An argument occurred and the male victim was thrown to the ground before his wallet, cellphone and Apple Watch were stolen, according to New Orleans Police.

The two people pictured above fled down Dauphine Street towards Conti Street. They are only needed for questioning at this time, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts and/or the identity of the two sought for questioning is asked to contact NOPD Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 877-903-7867.

Person of interest sought in July 27 Canal Street stabbing death

New Orleans Police have released surveillance footage of a person of interest wanted in connection to a deadly stabbing incident on Canal Street July 27.

The stabbing occurred shortly before 1:30 a.m. in the 800 block of Canal Street, according to New Orleans Police. A male victim died in the incident, police added.

Police believe that the person pictured above may have information pertinent to the investigation.

The person of interest wanted in connection to a July 27 deadly stabbing incident on Canal Street, according to NOPD.

The person was described as dressed in all black clothing, a stocking cap, wearing brown shoes and seen possessing a distinguishable dark-colored draw-string bag with a white/silver stipe across its back, according to New Orleans Police.

Anyone with information regarding the identity and/or whereabouts of person is asked to contact the NOPD Homicide Division at 504-658-6300. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or 877-903-7867.

The Quarter Rat’s Report of Actual Code Health

The Quarter Rat’s Report of Actual Code Health lists the most recent East Safe Louisiana inspections at French Quarter dining establishments, and are taken from the Department of Health’s website. Inspections are conducted randomly and unannounced, and are a matter of public record. For more information on inspections conducted at New Orleans dining establishments, visit ldh.la.gov.

July 22, 2021

Akimbo, 507 Frenchmen St., 10:15 a.m. (routine)
Violations:
Non-critical items:

  • Food is not stored in a clean, covered container. No ice bin covers provided.
  • The toilet room door is not tight fitting and self-closing.
  • A covered waste can is not provided in the ladies toilet room.
  • Floors are not smooth and easily cleanable. Unsealed concrete behind the bar.

Starbucks Coffee Store 18830, 700 Canal St., 5:30 p.m. (follow-up)
Violations:
None.

JW Marriott New Orleans (banquet kitchen), 614 Canal St., 5:35 p.m. (routine)
Violations
Non-critical:

  • Bulk containers are not properly labeled.
  • Clean equipment/utensils are not stored covered or inverted.

July 23, 2021

Daisy Dukes, 123 Carondelet St., 5:15 p.m. (routine)
Violations
Critical:

  • Ready to eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on premises and held for more than 24 hours is not date marked–corrected on site.
  • Food stored for cold-holding and service was not held at a temperature of 41 °F or below–corrected on site.
  • Raw animal food is not separated from ready to eat food, or is placed, stored or displayed above ready to eat food–corrected on site; repeat violation.
  • Food contact surfaces and utensils are not clean to sight and touch–corrected on site.

Non-critical:

  • Bulk containers are not properly labeled.
  • Food scoop is constructed without a handle–corrected on site.
  • Single use/single service articles are not stored at least six inches off the floor.
  • The hand wash lavatory is used for purpose other than hand washing–corrected on site.
  • The permit is not valid due to nonpayment of fees/penalties.

July 26, 2021

Laura’s Candies, 331 Chartres St., 10:45 a.m., (follow-up)
Violations
Non-critical:

  • Floors are not clean.

Big Easy Daiquiris, 619 bourbon St., 12 p.m., (follow-up)
Violations
No Violations.

UPDATE 5 people injured in shooting near Bourbon Street, Orleans Avenue

(Photo: Five people were injured in a shooting on Bourbon St. and Orleans Ave. Aug. 1. | K. Minsky)
Five people were injured in a shooting that occurred near the intersection of Bourbon Street and Orleans Avenue early Sunday morning.

The shooting was reported shortly before 3 a.m., according to the NOPD.

One person was detained in the investigation, which is ongoing, according to NOPD.

No further information was available.