Red Dress Run 2023 (PHOTOS)

All photos by Eric T. Styles
Crowds of people wearing red dresses flooded Marigny, Bywater and the French Quarter on Saturday for the annual Red Dress Run. Usually held on the second weekend of August, it’s technically a race that you register for, with the proceeds going to support charity — although no registering doesn’t necessarily preclude participate.

Many just said “fuck it,” and decided to don a skimpy red garment and proceeded to get wasted early this morning. Were you one of those people? Let us know.

Pair sought in suspected pickpocket incident near Bourbon, Iberville streets

NOPD says these two people were involved in a pickpocket incident on May 2.
Pickpocket alert!

New Orleans Police are searching for a male and female couple they say took a male victim’s cellphone and wallet in a pickpocket incident near the intersection of Bourbon and Iberville streets on May 2.

The incident occurred at about 2 a.m. near the intersection, where the male victim was standing and was approached by an unknown Black female, who was observed on surveillance camera footage rubbing on him and then going through his pockets, according to the NOPD.

Police said the female stole the victim’s cell phone and wallet, which she placed “into the rear of her pants.” Shortly afterward, a Black male suspect was observed reaching into the rear of the Black female’s pants and taking the stolen property before walking away, according to the NOPD.

Anyone who knows the identity of the alleged suspects is asked to contact NOPD Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080.

3 people injured in Bourbon Street shooting

Three people were injured by a single bullet allegedly fired by a woman following an altercation with a security guard at a Bourbon Street nightclub on Sunday, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

The incident occurred at about 1:16 a.m. in the 700 block of Bourbon Street, where 19-year-old Savannah Bowman pulled out a handgun following the altercation and fired a single shot that fragmented, striking three victims, according to the NOPD.

The NOPD said two victims were transported via EMS to a local hospital where they were treated for their wounds, while the third victim refused medical attention. Bowman allegedly pointed the gun at the security guard, who the NOPD identified as a fourth victim in the incident.

Bowman was arrested by police shortly after the incident and booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center on suspicion of several charges, including three counts of aggravated battery, two counts of illegally carrying a weapon, and one count each of illegal use of a weapon, illegally carrying a firearm and aggravated assault with a firearm, online records show.

Records show Bowman made her first appearance via video conference in Orleans Parish Magistrate Court Section M2, where her bond was set at $80,000, and is schedule to make her next appearance at 3 p.m. on June 1 in Section M5.

NOPD: 60-year-old man robbed near Canal, Bourbon Streets

Two alleged suspects in the March 22 robbery. | NOPD Photo
New Orleans Police said they are investigating a robbery in which the suspects held a 60-year-old male victim down and took his money during an incident that occurred last week near the intersection of Canal and Bourbon streets.

The incident was reported shortly after 2:30 p.m. on March 22 near the intersection, where two unidentified Black male suspects robbed the victim, according to the NOPD.

Police said the suspects fled after taking money from the victim. No injuries were reported.

Any information on the incident or the suspects can be reported to Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080.

Man dies after shooting near Bourbon, Toulouse streets

All photos by Eric T. Styles
A man has died after a shooting Wednesday afternoon near the intersection of Bourbon and Toulouse streets in the French Quarter, according to New Orleans Police.

Witnesses reported several gun shots shortly before 2 p.m. in the 800 block of Toulouse Street, near SLUSH Frozen Cocktails bar, where the man was shot several times.

Immediately after the shooting, witnesses said the victim ran inside the bar, where he collapsed. The man was located at the scene by New Orleans Police and medic units, who responded to the incident within minutes.

The man was transported to a local hospital, where he died, according to NOPD Eighth District Commander Hans Ganthier.

The alleged shooter was apprehended several blocks away on Rampart Street. Neither the victim or the suspect were immediately identified by police.