Would-be armed robber pointed gun at police, and other New Orleans crime news

Suspect points gun at officers, NOPD says

A man suspected of trying to rob someone at gunpoint was taken into custody after he allegedly pointed a gun at New Orleans police officers who were chasing him.

Officers responding about 1:50 a.m. Sunday to a report of an attempted armed robbery in the 4000 block of North Rampart Street tried to stop Ronald Warren, 21, near St. Claude Avenue and Louisa Street because he matched the description of the would-be robber. As the officers tried to speak with Warren, he ran away, said Officer Frank Robertson, a Police Department spokesman.

The officers began to chase Warren, who turned and pointed a gun at them, Robertson said. One officer fired his weapon but did not hit Warren.

Warren ran into an overgrown field in the 1200 block of Louisa, where he was arrested.

Police found a 9 mm Smith and Wesson pistol nearby, Robertson said.

The victim of the earlier attempted robbery identified Warren as the man who tried to stick him up.

Warren was booked on two counts of aggravated assault upon a peace officer with a firearm, two counts of illegal carrying of weapons and flight from an officer.

Algiers beauty salon robbed at gunpoint

Two armed men robbed three women working at an Algiers beauty salon on Saturday night, police said.

About 8:20 p.m., the armed men began to bang on the door of the business in the 3600 block of Gen. Meyer Avenue, demanding that the women open it.

Once inside, the men pointed a gun at the owner and customers. The men then fled with a cellphone, money and a purse.

Police did not provide a description of the men.

Man shot to death Monday in Algiers

A man was shot to death Monday afternoon in Algiers, police said.

The shooting happened a little after 4 p.m. in the 1200 block of Belleville Street, said Officer Garry Flot, a New Orleans police spokesman.

The victim’s name and age were not immediately available.

3 women carjacked Friday night in Mid-City

Three women were carjacked Friday night in Mid-City, police said.

About 9:30 p.m., two men blocked in the victims’ car, which was parked near Cleveland Avenue and South Galvez Street, according to a daily police log.

One man got out of the vehicle that blocked the victims’ car and demanded that the women get out and throw their purses on the back seat.

The victims followed his orders, and he drove away in their car.

Police did not provide a description of the car or the carjackers.

Erato Street slaying victim is identified

A man shot to death last week in Central City has been identified as Johnathan Chinn.

Chinn, 25, was shot about 3:45 a.m. Saturday in the 4300 block of Erato Street, said John Gagliano, the Orleans Parish coroner’s chief investigator. He died on the scene from multiple gunshot wounds.

Police have not released any information on a suspect or motive.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.