A man who died Sunday morning after he crashed his vehicle into a tree in Lakeview has been identified as Douglas Doyle, 60.
Doyle was driving east on West Harrison Avenue when he lost control of his Jeep Liberty and hit a tree at about 9 a.m., said Officer Hilal Williams, a New Orleans Police Department spokeswoman.
Doyle was taken to Interim LSU Public Hospital and died at 9:14 a.m. from a skull fracture and internal injuries, said John Gagliano, the Orleans Parish coroner’s chief investigator.
Doyle was a former Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office lieutenant, said Col. John Fortunato, a JPSO spokesman.
He retired in November.
Toxicology tests are pending.
Man shot in drive-by later dies at hospital
A man who was taken to a hospital in critical condition after being wounded last week during a drive-by shooting in Algiers has died from his wounds, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office said.
Christopher Petty, 30, of Harvey, was one of three people shot at about 7 p.m. Oct. 23 near Copernicus Street and Mardi Gras Boulevard.
He died about 5 p.m. Saturday at Interim LSU Public Hospital from his injuries, Gagliano said.
Willie Boudreaux, 31, was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time after the shooting, and a 14-year-old girl was treated for a gunshot wound to her leg.
Witnesses told police that a silver late-model vehicle pulled up alongside the victims’ car and someone in it opened fire before speeding away. Police have not identified a suspect or motive.
Homicide detective Joe Jefferson is leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Kenner man accused of firing shotgun at wife
Kenner police arrested a man accused of firing a shotgun at his wife during an argument Friday.
Charles Gussett, 63, was booked with attempted manslaughter, domestic abuse battery, aggravated criminal damage to property and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to the Kenner Police Department.
Police responded to a report of gunshots in the 2100 block of Iowa Avenue and learned Gussett had been in an argument with his wife, said Sgt. Brian McGregor, a department spokesman.
Gussett assaulted his wife during the argument and then fired a single-barrel 12-gauge shotgun at her as she tried to run from their home, McGregor said.
Gussett was arrested Sunday when he returned to the couple’s home. He remained jailed on Monday.
Gussett is not allowed to own or possess a firearm due to two previous armed robbery convictions.
Chase Bank in Harvey robbed by armed men
Jefferson Parish sheriff’s investigators are working on solving an armed robbery of a Chase Bank in Harvey on Monday morning.
Two men walked into the bank in the 2300 block of Manhattan Boulevard about 9 a.m.
One pulled out a gun and demanded money from a teller, said Glen Boyd, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman. The other man stood in the lobby and acted as a lookout, he said.
Both men ran out of the bank after getting cash from the teller and drove away in a stolen car, Boyd said.
Deputies later found the car abandoned.
One robber is described as 5-foot-10 to 6-foot-1 and between 170 and 180 pounds.
The other man is 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 and between 160 and 170 pounds.
Anyone with information on the men’s identities is asked to contact the sheriff’s robbery section at (504) 364-5367 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Suspects booked in burglary of parish office
Three people have been arrested in allegedly burglarizing the offices of the Plaquemines Parish Water Department.
One of those arrested is a former employee of the department, said Cmdr. Eric Becnel, a Plaquemines Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
Deputies were called to investigate a burglary at the department, 203 Main St., on Oct. 18 and found nearly $10,000 in checks, money orders and cash missing from the safe and cash drawers.
There was no sign of forced entry, Becnel said.
Brianne Renee Richard, 24, of Harvey, a former Water Department employee, was developed as a suspect, as was Trenise Walker, 31, of Algiers, Becnel said.
Walker allegedly admitted she was involved with the burglary and that Richard gave her the combination to the safe and keys to the business.
Shannon Brown, 22, of Harvey, was used as a lookout during the burglary, Becnel said.
During Walker’s interview, it was found she was trying to hide $435 in stolen money in her pants, Becnel said. She was booked with simple burglary.
Richard later surrendered to detectives at the Belle Chasse Criminal Investigations Bureau and admitted to giving the business’s keys, the combination to the safe and her vehicle to Walker, Becnel said. Richard was booked at the Belle Chasse Lockup with simple burglary as well as a probation violation.
At the time of her arrest, Richard was on state probation on a 2012 Plaquemines Parish conviction for distribution of marijuana.
Brown was arrested in Jefferson Parish on a warrant for simple burglary.
The suspects remained jailed Monday.
Walker’s bond was set at $35,000, Richard’s at $25,000 and Brown’s at $50,000.