N.O. Copbriefs for March 24, 2013

Robinson
Robinson

Police: Man with pistol shoots boy, 3

Seventh District detectives Friday night arrested a 37-year-old man on a complaint he accidently shot a 3-year-old boy in the hand, New Orleans police said in a news release.

Terrance Robinson, 6000 block of Kuebel Drive, was booked with negligent injuring and being a felon in possession of a firearm after confessing to authorities he was playing with a loaded gun on the front porch of the boy’s home about 6 p.m. Friday, Officer Frank Robertson, spokesman for the New Orleans Police Department, said in the release

Robinson told police he found the firearm in a neighborhood earlier that day, Robertson said.

Robertson said the 3-year-old sustained the gunshot wound to his right hand when the boy pulled the pistol from Robinson’s hand, causing it to fire.

The toddler was taken to a hospital by his parents, who were home at the time, Robertson said. The boy was still being treated Saturday for the minor injury, he said.

Investigators determined Robinson was a family friend and a convicted felon with prior arrests for armed robbery, felon possession of a firearm, possession of crack cocaine, resisting an officer, battery and driving under the influence, Robertson said.

Man, 25, shot in shoulder, police say

Authorities with the New Orleans Police Department on Saturday reported that a 25-year-old man had been shot in the shoulder about 1:20 p.m. in the 3800 block of Louisa Street.

Officer Frank Robertson, spokesman for the Police Department, did not have additional details Saturday afternoon about the shooting.

Robertson said the victim was transported to a hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

Compiled by the
New Orleans bureau