Man killed in Tremé identified as Darrell Payton, and other New Orleans crime news

Tremé homicide victim identified

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office has identified a man killed earlier this week in Tremé as Darrell Payton.

Payton, 33, was shot to death about 2 p.m. Tuesday in the 700 block of North Roman Street, said John Gagliano, the coroner’s chief investigator. Police originally said Payton was 35.

Witnesses told police they saw a dark gray or blue vehicle speed away from the area moments after the shooting. Police have not provided any other description of the vehicle.

Homicide Detective Tindell Murdock is in charge of the investigation.

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

Man shot, drives himself to hospital

A man drove himself to a local hospital after he was shot Thursday night, police said.

The 19-year-old victim was driving near Green and Monroe streets in Hollygrove when he heard gunshots about 7:35 p.m., police said. He didn't realize he was hit until he left the immediate area.

Police did not release any information on his condition.

Uptown record store robbed at gunpoint

An armed man robbed a popular Uptown record store at gunpoint late Thursday.

The robber walked into the Mushroom in the 1000 block of Broadway Street about 11:28 p.m. and ordered the manager to open the register and hand over all of the cash.

The robber reportedly got into a dark-colored car that drove down Broadway toward South Claiborne Avenue, police said.

The robber is described as being between 22 and 30, about 5-foot-8-inches tall and 240 pounds. He wore black jeans and a red and black Chicago Bulls hat.

Anyone with information about his identity is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Man robbed on Central City corner

A 60-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint near Eighth and Carondelet streets in Central City on Thursday afternoon, New Orleans police said.

The robber ran away after he took the man’s property about 12:25 p.m.

Police did not provide a description of the robber.

Compiled by

the New Orleans bureau