New Orleans area police briefs for Nov. 20, 2012

Orleans coroner IDs shooting victim

A New Orleans man who died after being shot a few blocks from his home on Sunday night was identified by the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office on Monday.

Lawrence Walker, 29, was found lying near the intersection of St. Bernard Avenue and Henriette Delille Street around 10:30 p.m. Walker had multiple gunshot wounds to his body and died en route to a hospital, according to police. Police have not identified a suspect or motive in the shooting.

Walker’s family referred questions about him to a sister, who could not be reached by press time. Anyone with information on Walker’s death can contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Police arrest man, 20, in shooting, accident

A Kenner man was jailed Saturday after, police said, he accidentally shot a friend, committed a hit-and-run and then got busted for marijuana distribution.

Throme Lacroix, 20, was booked with negligent injuring, illegal use of a weapon, hit-and-run driving and possession of marijuana for distribution. He has since been released from custody.

According to an arrest report, Lacroix’s was showing a friend a loaded shotgun at his home. Lacroix told police the gun regularly fails to fire, but as he was displaying it, it discharged, and his friend was shot in the arm. The man was badly injured, and he was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The report says that after the shooting, Lacroix tried to rush his friend to the hospital and hit a truck while driving. Police said he didn’t stop after the accident. Later, when police were processing the crime scene at Lacroix’s house, they found a marijuana plant growing in a room, the report stated.

2 teens booked with aggravated battery

New Orleans police said a 13-year-old tried to carjack someone inside a Bywater home Sunday afternoon.

Detectives said the 13-year-old was carrying a BB gun that looked like a real pistol when he told a victim in the 900 block of France Street to hand over car keys. Police say Anthony Woodberry, 17, was acting as a lookout at the victim’s door when the robbery occurred.

Police said the two boys were startled when another victim emerged from a room in the house. Both teenagers ran from the home, and the victim called police with their descriptions. Officer Kevin Rickmon caught the 13-year-old near the St. Claude bridge, while Woodberry was caught in the 4300 block of North Rampart Street. Both suspects were booked with aggravated battery. Police said there had been an uptick in burglaries in the area shortly before the incident.

Shotgun to man’s mouth ends in arrest

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Waggaman man on Thursday after authorities say he stuck a shotgun in another man’s mouth.

Sean Felo, 41, was booked with aggravated assault with a firearm. According to an arrest report, Felo argued with an unidentified victim and then put a shotgun in his mouth to settle the dispute. He was arrested without incident.

Metairie man jailed in choking incident

A 43-year-old Metairie man was arrested Sunday after the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office says he admitted to choking his wife because she insulted his mother.

Deputies arrested Alva Plaideau at his home on Minnesota Avenue and booked him with domestic abuse battery. According to an arrest report, Plaideau and his wife were arguing when the woman called Plaideau’s mother a liar. Plaideau began choking her in front of the couple’s 9-year-old son.

When police came to the home later, they said he admitted to the choking.

Police seek woman in beating, robbery

New Orleans police are hoping to locate a woman who they say was involved in a robbery and beating near Bienville and Burgundy on Sunday.

Police say the woman met the victim in a Bourbon Street club and agreed to sell him some drugs. The man and woman went to another a location, where the victim said he gave the woman cash. After that transaction, the victim said he was beaten by several men and women, and his money and cell phone were stolen.

Police are searching for that woman for questioning. The victim in the incident was issued a summons for trying to purchase narcotics. The woman is described as black, about 5 feet 4 inches tall, slim, with long braids. She was wearing a blue shirt and dark pants.

Compiled by
the New Orleans bureau