Two men killed in unrelated shootings, and other New Orleans crime news

NOPD investigates separate killings

Two men were killed Thursday night and early Friday morning in separate shootings, New Orleans police said.

The first shooting happened about 7:25 p.m. Thursday in the 3300 block of Piedmont Drive in Gentilly. William Letman, 46, was shot inside his car in the driveway of a home. He died at the scene. He was identified Friday by John Gagliano, the Orleans Parish coroner’s chief investigator.

Homicide Detective Travis Ward is in charge of the investigation.

About 2 a.m. Friday, another man was killed in eastern New Orleans. Aaron Jones, 23, was found dead in the courtyard of an apartment complex in the 6000 block of Chef Menteur Highway, Gagliano said.

Homicide detective Tindell Murdock is in charge of the investigation.

Anyone with information on either shooting is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Two sought in thefts of Sony Playstations

New Orleans police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men who allegedly stole several Sony Playstations from a Lower Garden District video-game store last month.

About 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 15, a man walked into the Game Stop, 520 St. Andrew St., and left with a Playstation without paying, police said.

About 1 p.m., another man walked into the store, approached the Playstation display, grabbed four and left without paying for them, police said. The man who took the game system in the first incident acted as a lookout in the second incident, police said.

Anyone with information about either man’s identity is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (504) 822-1111.

N.O. police seeking CBD robbery suspect

New Orleans police are searching for a woman who allegedly robbed a man of his watch and then dragged him down a Central Business District street.

Police said the victim was walking to his car in the 700 block of Gravier Street about 3 a.m. Nov. 24 when Tiara Peters, 20, and another woman pulled up to him in an SUV and “asked him to party.”

When the victim refused, the passenger pulled him toward the SUV by his arm and took his Rolex, police said. The victim began to struggle, and the passenger told the driver to go. At that point, the driver sped away, with the victim hanging out the window.

The passenger pushed the victim away and the vehicle ran over his leg as he fell to the ground.

Police did not say if Peters was the driver or the passenger.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact detective Michael Flores at (504) 658-6707 or, or call Crime Stoppers at (504) 822-1111.