Police seek four in 7th Ward murder; other N.O.-area police news

N.O. police seek four in 7th Ward murder

New Orleans police are asking for the public’s help in identifying four men wanted in connection with the murder of a man late last month in the 7th Ward.

The victim, Stanley Covington, 50, was inside his home in the 2500 block of St. Anthony Street about 10:30 p.m. Nov. 18 when the men knocked on his door.

When Covington opened the door, the men walked in, shot him and ran away.

Covington died a short time later at Interim LSU Public Hospital.

The men were recorded on surveillance video wearing hooded sweatshirts. They can be seen running out of the home after the shooting with Covington trying to chase them, police said.

Anyone with information on the killers’ identities is asked to contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Bicyclist killed Monday in St. Charles Parish

State Police are investigating a crash that killed a bicyclist Monday night in St. Charles Parish.

Trooper Melissa Matey, a Troop B spokeswoman, said a 1994 Nissan Pathfinder, driven by Lydia Goellner, 50, of Thibodaux, was traveling west on U.S. 90 at Barton Avenue about 8 p.m. when the bicyclist crossed U.S. 90 and rode into the path of the SUV. The bicyclist, who was not identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Speed and alcohol are not considered to be factors in the crash, but toxicology tests are pending.

Coroner identifies man shot to death in Algiers

A man shot to death Monday afternoon in Algiers has been identified as Travis Estes.

Estes, 33, of New Orleans, was shot a little before 4 p.m. in the 1200 block of Belleville 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.

IDs of Quarter robbery suspects are sought

Investigators are trying to identify the people responsible for a beating and robbery early Tuesday in the French Quarter.

The victim said he was approached about 1 a.m. by three men in the 700 block of Dauphine Street. Two of the men grabbed him and began to hit him while the third man began to rummage through the victim’s pockets.

The attackers took the victim’s cellphone and ran toward North Rampart Street.

Police released a composite sketch of one of the men.

Anyone with information on the identity of the attackers is asked to contact 8th District detective Mike Flores at (504) 658-6080 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Police search for men who broke man’s nose

New Orleans police are searching for two men who broke a man’s nose and injured one of his eyes during a robbery attempt last month in the French Quarter.

The victim was walking to his vehicle about 9:40 p.m. Nov. 4 when two unknown men ran up behind him near St. Peter and Dauphine streets.

The men hit the victim in the back and knocked him to the ground, then began to kick and punch him in the face as he lay on the sidewalk.

The men reached into the victim’s pockets, and he began to scream for help. Bystanders also began to yell at the men, who ran away without taking anything. The men ran down Dauphine Street toward Canal Street.

The victim suffered a black eye, a broken nose and injury to one of his corneas, police said.

The first attacker is described as a black man, between 18 and 20 years old and with short hair. He wore a blue-and-green striped sweater and blue jeans.

The second attacker is described as a black man, between 18 and 20, who wore a blue or green hooded Adidas sweatshirt and dark pants.

Anyone with information on the men’s identities is asked to contact detective Willie Jenkins at (504) 658-6080 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Man shot in the leg on Uptown street Tuesday

A 34-year-old man was shot in the leg Tuesday afternoon in Uptown, New Orleans police said.

The victim was shot about 4:45 p.m. in the 2700 block of Amelia Street. His wound was not serious, said officer Frank Robertson, a Police Department spokesman.