Man shot in parked car on Saturday dies
A 23-year-old man shot in the head Saturday while sitting in a vehicle on Oaklan Drive died Tuesday after being taken off life support, police said.
Danjae Parker, 4812 Monarch Ave., was sitting in the passenger seat of a car near Oaklan and Beechwood Drive shortly after 10 p.m. when he was shot in the head, police have said.
Parker died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, police spokesman Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said in a news release.
The driver of the vehicle was shot in the upper body, but the injury was not fatal, McKneely said.
The shooting is still under investigation, McKneely said. Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.
Firefighters probing suspected arson
Firefighters are investigating a suspected arson Tuesday that damaged the back of a home in the 2500 block of Laurel Street, the Fire Department said.
Firefighters arrived at 2543 Laurel at 4:25 a.m., Fire Department spokesman Barry Mounce said in a news release.
The blaze started in the rear of the home and damaged the back porch, Mounce said. The fire extended into a washroom before being brought under control, he said.
Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call the Fire Department’s Fire Investigations Division at (225) 354-1419.
Compiled from staff reports