Man dies after shooting near Bourbon, Toulouse streets

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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.

Police say Lexus driver, passenger carjacked at gunpoint near the French Market

A man and woman in a Lexus were carjacked on North Peters Street near the French market on Tuesday after two suspects ordered them out of the vehicle at gunpoint, according to New Orleans Police.

The NOPD said the incident occurred at about 5:35 a.m. in the 1000 block of North Peters Street, where two unidentified suspects described as Black males exited their vehicle, which wasn’t identified, and approached the Lexus, ordering the 59-year-old man and 64-year-old woman out of the vehicle at gunpoint.

The suspects fled in the victims’ vehicle, described as a white 2019 Lexus RX 350 with Louisiana license plates of 723EGX, according to the NOPD.

Information on the incident can be reported to the NOPD’s Eighth District station at 504-658-6080.

North Rampart Street armed robbery suspects claimed victim stole gas, NOPD says

A 66-year-old man said he was accused of stealing gasoline by four male individuals, who then allegedly robbed him of his money and keys following a Saturday verbal altercation on North Rampart Street.

The incident occurred on Saturday in the 400 block of North Rampart Street although the male victim, who wasn’t identified, didn’t report the incident until shortly before 9 a.m. on Monday, according to New Orleans Police.

After the verbal altercation, NOPD said one suspect showed a gun while the other suspects stole the victim’s keys and money. Officers were notified at the time of the incident and responded to the scene to stop the altercation and had the parties leave the scene, according to the NOPD.

NOPD said the suspects weren’t identified, but were described as four Black males.

A second, unrelated robbery was reported on Monday in the 300 block of Bourbon Street, according to the NOPD.

NOPD said the incident occurred at about 2:42 p.m. and involved two Black males, one of whom grabbed the victim and held him while the other suspect took a wallet from his pocket.

The suspects then fled from the scene, according to the NOPD.

Police said that anyone with information on either two incidents is asked to contact the NOPD at 504-658-6080.

18-year-old man arrested in connection to Bourbon Street shooting that injured 5 people

New Orleans Police on Monday said officers have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection to a Bourbon Street shooting that injured five people on Sunday.

Eighth District NOPD officials said they’ve arrested Dashawn Myre, following an investigation into the shooting that injured five people in the 200 block of Bourbon Street shortly before 2 a.m. on Sunday.

Officers patrolling in the area quickly responded to a call of shots fired and upon arrival, located the five victims who sustained non-life threatening gunshot wounds, according to the NOPD.

Police said two males, 18-year-old and 17-year-old, were initially detained after the shooting and were subsequently arrested for one count each of illegal possession of a concealed firearm.

Through an investigation, NOPD said the 18-year-old — identified as Myre — as the shooter and booked him into the Orleans Parish Justice Center on suspicion of five counts aggravated second-degree battery and one count of illegal use of a weapon.

New Orleans Police noted that Myre is innocent until proven guilty.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is urged 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 at 1-877-903-7867.

Cell phone, wallet taken in suspected Bourbon Street simple robbery

NOPD said it’s looking for this unidentified couple suspected in a Nov. 1 Bourbon Street simple robbery.
New Orleans Police are seeking the identities of an unknown male and female wanted in connection to a suspected simple robbery that occurred earlier this month on Bourbon Street.

Police logs show that the incident occurred near the intersection of Conti and Bourbon street at about 3 a.m. on Nov. 1.

The unidentified suspects stole the victim’s wallet then forcibly took his cellphone before fleeing the scene in a black sedan, according to the NOPD.

Police are searching for information on this vehicle in connection to a suspected simple robbery near the intersection of Bourbon and Conti streets on Nov. 1, according to the NOPD.

Anyone with information as to the identity of these suspects, the vehicle or any other information about this incident is asked to contact any Eighth District detective at 504-658-6080, according to the NOPD. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111, police said