Police book N.O. man on robbery count
New Orleans — Police arrested a local man after they say he accompanied a man who stuck a gun into a man’s mouth during a robbery.
Charles Simon, 24, was booked with principal to armed robbery Wednesday and remains in custody at the Orleans Parish Central Lockup. Principal to armed robbery means police do not believe Simon was the actual gunman, but they do believe he was involved in the incident.
According to police, the 39-year-old victim was approached by two men in the 13500 block of North Nemours Street in eastern New Orleans. The victim says one of the men put a gun inside his mouth and then they took his wallet and cash before fleeing. Police have not identified the other suspect.
Man dies in eastern N.O. multiple gunfire
New Orleans — A 23-year-old man was killed Tuesday in eastern New Orleans in another night of mass violence in New Orleans.
Correy Harris died at a local hospital after being shot in the 700 block of Yorktown Drive in the Bunker Hill subdivision. Harris was one of five men shot in the incident, including a 24-year-old man who was shot in the chest, according to New Orleans police.
Police were called the subdivision of town homes that has been plagued by violence at about 7:21 p.m. They say that witnesses reported that three men walked up to Harris and the other victims while they were standing outside and opened fire on them. The other victims, who received less severe wounds, were 23, 27 and 28 years old.
While police were on the scene of the first shooting, another shooting was reported in the 2500 block of North Galvez Street. An unidentified man told officers he was sitting in the back of a truck when another man approached him and opened fire. The victim was struck twice in the chest and once in the leg. His condition was not immediately available. In another incident, a man was stabbed in the chest during an altercation in the 2000 block of Simon Bolivar Avenue.
Deputies log arrests in school disturbance
Marrero — A Bridge City woman was arrested by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office after deputies say she caused a disturbance at a Marrero high school after her son said he was going to have a fight.
Kiwana Dubard, 32, was booked with interfering with an educational facility, remaining after being forbidden and resisting after the incident Wednesday afternoon at L.W. Higgins High School in Marrero. Deputies also arrested Varnise Dubard, 48; Warren Dubard, 21; and Nickie Jones, 30. They all were booked with similar charges to Kiwana Dubard, although Jones also was booked with battery of a schoolteacher. The 16-year-old student was arrested as well.
Col. John Fortunato said the incident began around noon, when the deputy assigned to the school said that the Dubards came to the facility because of a potential fight involving the teenager. The Dubards had an altercation with a faculty member, and the deputy began to question the group. However, Fortunato said the Dubards were uncooperative and refused to leave the school ground.
The deputy eventually struggled with Kiwana Dubard, who was then arrested. No injuries were reported.
20-year-old arrested on robbery charge
New Orleans — A 20-year-old suspect in a Carrollton carjacking on Monday was arrested a few hours later after police say they caught him fleeing from a separate shooting.
Ken Dooley is accused of stealing a woman’s Lexus SUV while she was washing it at 1:15 p.m. on Monday in the 7600 block of Willow Street. Police say Dooley approached the victim waving a large weapon, and then stole the car. The vehicle was discovered a few blocks away about 20 minutes later in the rear of a home on General Ogden Street.
However, police captured Dooley after a shooting in that same neighborhood at 10:15 p.m. In that incident, one of six shootings that day, a man reported that he was standing outside when he noticed a vehicle make repeated trips down the street. After one trip, someone fired shots from the car, and the victim was shot in the shoulder. Police spotted that car fleeing the scene without lights. The driver stopped near Colapissa and Mistletoe Streets, according to police, and several occupants fled on foot.
Dooley was captured in the subsequent chase, and police say he identified Robashi Holmes as the shooter in the General Ogden Street incident. Police are seeking Holmes, who was previously shot in July while riding on an RTA bus.
Police say that not only was the vehicle used in the General Ogden shooting stolen, but while they were interviewing Dooley he dropped a key for the Lexus that had been stolen on Willow Street. Dooley is being booked with armed robbery, principal to aggravated battery, auto burglary and possession of stolen property.
Compiled by the
New Orleans bureau