UPDATED 4 robberies reported in the French Quarter area

Four robberies were reported to New Orleans Police between Sunday and Monday in the French Quarter area, including one involving a gun on Barracks Street and one in which the victim was stabbed with a knife in the Central Business District, according to records.

Three robberies were reported Sunday and one on Monday. The first incident occurred at about 7:25 a.m. Sunday in the 900 block of Iberville Street and was reported as a simple robbery after an unknown suspect approached the 33- and 22-year-old victims, according to the NOPD.

Officials said suspect took the victims’ jewelry and wallets, then fled the scene.

The second robbery occurred shortly after 5 p.m. in the 1000 block of Barracks Street, where a 55-year-old male suspect was approached by a Black male suspect armed with a gun after parking his 2004 Jeep Liberty and getting out of the vehicle, according to records.

The victim handed the suspect his car keys, wallet and cell phone after threatened and then the suspect fled the scene in the victim’s Jeep Liberty.

A third robbery was reported Sunday at about 4:49 a.m. in the 100 block of Saint Charles Avenue, where a 54-year-old male victim was approached from behind by an unknown suspect who was armed with a knife and demanded property, according to the NOPD.

Eighth District detectives said the suspect stabbed the victim and took his cash before fleeing the scene. The victim was transported via ground ambulance to a local hospital. Information on his condition was not provided.

On Monday, a phone and wallet were snatched from a male victim during a simple robbery reported on Bourbon Street, according to the NOPD.

The incident was reported at 3:12 p.m. in the 300 block of Bourbon Street, where the suspect, identified as an unknown Black male, approached the 35-year-old victim as he walked and forcefully took his phone and wallet, according to NOPD.

Officials said that after snatching the wallet and phone, the suspect fled from the scene.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to contact the Eighth District at 504-658-6080.

UPDATED Airpods, shoes taken in simple robbery reported on Canal Street neutral ground

A male victim was robbed of his Apple Airpods and shoes Saturday night near Canal and Bourbon Streets, according to New Orleans Police.

Officials said the incident was reported as a simple robbery at 10:47 p.m. after the male victim, who was not identified, was approached by three Black juveniles.

The victim told police that he removed his shoes, which cost about $600, after the juveniles circled and threatened him, according to NOPD, adding the suspects fled the scene towards Bourbon Street.

Additionally, NOPD officials said the juveniles allegedly took the victim’s Airpods, which were tracked to the 300 block of Bourbon Street, although no suspects were located.

The incident is still under investigation, according to the NOPD.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact NOPD Eighth District officials at 504-658-6080.

This story was updated at 8:17 p.m. CST May 24, 2022.

NOPD: Bourbon Street bartender killed by stray bullet while at work; woman arrested

A woman was arrested Sunday on suspicion of manslaughter after she fired a gun outside a Bourbon Street club and the stray bullet struck a male bartender in the chest as he worked, killing him, according to New Orleans Police.

Eighth District police officers responded to a call for an aggravated battery by shooting at the bar in the 700 block of Bourbon Street at about 2:05 a.m. Upon arrival, they located the bartender who sustained a gunshot wound and was declared dead at the scene, according to the NOPD.

The name of the man who was killed was not immediately released by investigators until family was notified first, although colleagues and friends in the French Quarter identified him as 46-year-old bartender at Cat’s Meow nightclub.

The Quarter Rat is declining to identify the bartender until his name is officially released. Update [3/23/22, 6:53 p.m.]: the bartender was Spencer Hudson, whose cause of death was identified as a gunshot wound, according to the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office.

A 24-year-old female identified as Daphney Jackson was arrested by homicide detectives a short time after the shooting and booked into Orleans Parish Justice Center on suspicion of three charges, including discharging a gun during a violent crime and obstruction of justice, records show.

The shooting is under investigation by homicide detectives, according to NOPD.

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will identify the victim and official cause of death upon completion of autopsy and notifying family.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to call NOPD Homicide Detective Walter Edmond at 504-658-5300. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

Jackson/Courtesy of NOPD

4 people injured in Bourbon Street shooting

New Orleans Police are investigating a shooting that injured four people along Bourbon Street Sunday morning.

The shooting was reported shortly before 3 a.m. in the 1100 block of Bourbon Street, according to New Orleans Police.

Initial reports indicated three of the four people shot sustained graze wounds. None of the injuries are life-threatening, according to New Orleans Police.

The victims were transported to a local hospital. No further information was available.