A male was shot and killed on Dauphine Street in the French Quarter Thursday night, according to New Orleans Police.
Officers responded to a shooting in the 500 block of Dauphine Street shortly after 7 p.m. and, upon arrival, located an male who sustained a gunshot wound, according to the NOPD.
The victim was declared dead at the scene.
Investigators are in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify any suspects and a motive, according to the NOPD.
No additional details of the incident were provide.
The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will identify the victim and official cause of death upon completion of autopsy and notification of family, according to the NOPD.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Unit Detective Miles Guirreri at 504-658-5300. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or 877-903-7867.
(Photo: Darran Boykins, left, Dorrell Boykins, right. | NOPD) A man was arrested on multiple warrants Wednesday and a second suspect was identified in connection to a shooting on Bourbon Street that injured five people last month.
Darran Boykins, 26, pictured left, was located and arrested in Kenner without incident on suspicion of five counts of aggravated battery from the shooting that occurred shortly after 1 a.m. in the 300 block of Bourbon Street, according to New Orleans Police.
The arrest was conducted by New Orleans Police’s Violent Offender Warrant Squad and U.S. Marshals, with assistance from the Kenner Police Department.
Boykins was wanted as a suspect in three additional incidents since March, according to New Orleans Police, including a March 20 aggravated assault incident in the 1700 block of Tonti Street on March 20, an assault and kidnapping incident with a firearm in the 1500 block of Numa Street on March 25 and a shooting in the 2100 block of Jackson Avenue on April 24.
Boykins was booked into Orleans Parish Justice Center on suspicion of several charges, including five counts of aggravated battery and a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Police have obtained an arrest warrant for 24-year-old Dorrell Boykins who, though an investigation, police identified as a second suspect in the April 25 Bourbon Street shooting.
Anyone with additional information on this incident or on the whereabouts of Dorrell Boykins 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 877-903-7867.
(Photo: NOPD) The identity of a person is wanted in connection to a simple battery incident in which a victim was punched in the back of the head on Bourbon Street last month, according to New Orleans Police.
NOPD said the incident occurred April 28, shortly before 12 a.m., when police believe the suspect attacked the victim with a closed fist in the 700 block of Bourbon Street.
Police released surveillance camera footage of the incident on May 11 and allegedly shows the suspect, who was wearing a black shirt with a “Ride or Die” logo, black pants and a red bandana or cloth tied around his right hand.
Anyone with information regarding the identity and/or whereabouts of the pictured suspect is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or 877-903-7867.
The shooting was reported shortly after 12:30 a.m. following a physical altercation near the intersection, according to New Orleans Police, which released the surveillance camera footage May 10 allegedly showing a man wanted in connection to the shooting and who appears to wear a University of Miami “U” shirt.
[Update: 5/13/21, 2:50 a.m.]: Through an investigation, police on May 12 identified Malik Spencer, 23, as a person of interest in this investigation. Spencer is not wanted on criminal charges regarding this incident but believe he has information vital to this investigation and wish to question him, according to Eight District detectives.
Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact 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.
The May 9 incident marks the second shooting near the intersection in less than a week. In the first incident, on May 5, a male victim was shot in the 900 block of Canal Street shortly before 5 p.m. and later died at a hospital, according to the NOPD. Khutbi Abdelkader, 24, was arrested in connection to the shooting.
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