Metairie shooting suspect dies

Suspect in Metairie shooting dies

Dondrell Cage Jr., 16, a suspect in a July 2 shooting in Metairie during which Bobby Bruer, 16, was killed, was pronounced dead Wednesday at University Hospital, according to Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Col. John Fortunato.

Authorities said Cage was involved in an altercation with Bruer in the 2200 block of Giuffrias Avenue on Tuesday morning and that Cage was shot when a gun was being wrested away from him.

Authorities previously said the altercation started due to a dispute over a “blunt” — a cigar wrapper filled with marijuana — that occurred the evening before.

Breuer remained in critical condition at University Hospital Thursday.

Motorcyclist dies
in collision with truck

A Westwego man was killed Thursday morning after his motorcycle collided with a pickup at the intersection of Nicholson Place and Fourth Street in Marrero, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Col. John Fortunato said. The man, Renis M. Waters III, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to witnesses, Waters was riding at a high rate of speed on the rear wheel just prior to impact.

No charges have been filed against the driver of the pickup.

Compiled by
the New Orleans bureau