Woman, 19, dead after shooting in Marrero
A 19-year-old woman was killed after she was shot while she and a man drove in Marrero on Saturday night.
Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputies called to a report of a person shot in the 1000 block of Robinson Avenue at 9:24 p.m. found Miquisha Nash in the passenger seat of a 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo stopped in the middle of the street, said Col. John Fortunato, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
Nash died a short time later at West Jefferson Medical Center.
Ronnie Videau, 25, the driver of the car, told investigators that he and Nash were headed east in the 5400 block of the Westbank Expressway when a burgundy van pulled up alongside of his car and opened fire, Fortunato said.
Videau told investigators that when he realized Nash was hit, he put the car into reverse and backed up toward Robinson Avenue.
The van, meanwhile, continued to head east on the Westbank Expressway.
Investigators did not have any information on a suspect or motive in Nash’s death.
Anyone with information may contact homicide detective Melvin Francis at (504) 364-5300 or Crime Stoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Man shot to death Sunday in Slidell
A man died after he was shot early Sunday on a Slidell street, police said.
Officers responded to a report of a fight in the 700 block of North Walnut Street about 3 a.m., said Detective Daniel Seuzeneau, a Slidell Police Department spokesman.
Officers found the man, whose name and age were not available Sunday, on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds. He died a short time later at the hospital, Seuzeneau said.
Police did not identify a motive or suspect.
Anyone with information about the shooting may call Slidell police at (985) 643-3131 or Crime Stoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Man’s body found near I-10 in N.O. East
The body of an unidentified man was found about 7 p.m. Saturday just off Interstate 10 near the Michoud Boulevard exit in New Orleans East, police said.
The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the man’s cause of death, said officer Frank Robertston, a New Orleans police spokesman.
No other information was available Sunday.
Suspect in Harvey double slaying arrested
A suspect wanted in a double slaying in Harvey, who walked out of an interview with detectives, was arrested Friday in New Orleans, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
A U.S. Marshals fugitive task force found Irvin Harris at a friend’s home in the 2300 block of Chippewa Street, said Glen Boyd, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman. Harris was booked with two counts of first-degree murder, Boyd said.
Harris, 20, was sought after he walked out during an interview with sheriff’s detectives last week during questioning about the shooting deaths of Nikiayn Westerfield and Dave Harrison. Harris walked out of the interview when investigators left the room to compare their notes with other information, the Sheriff’s Office has said.
Westerfield and Harrison, who were students at Southern University in Baton Rouge, were shot to death at 11:58 p.m. Aug. 13 in what the Sheriff’s Office said was a drug-related shooting. Investigators found the men inside a Chevrolet Blazer in the 4000 block of Paige Jeanette Drive. They were dead on the scene.
Police previously booked Jeremy Coleman, 19, of Waggaman, with two counts of second-degree murder for his alleged role in the deaths.
Woman killed in crash in Plaquemines Parish
One woman was killed and two men were injured early Sunday morning when the car in which they rode veered off of a highway and overturned.
The accident happened about 2:30 a.m. on La. 23 in Plaquemines Parish, said Trooper Melissa Matey, State Police Troop B spokeswoman.
Wynette Williamson, 43, of Belle Chasse, died at the scene from her injuries, Matey said.
According to State Police, Jeremy Williamson, 21, of Belle Chasse, was driving a 2008 Dodge Charger north on the highway, toward La. 11. The car, for unknown reasons, veered off of the road and overturned. All of the passengers were thrown from the car, Matey said.
Williamson and James Brown Jr., 23, of Port Sulpher, were brought to Interim LSU Public Hospital in New Orleans. Their injuries were not serious, Matey said.
Investigators suspect speed and driver impairment were factors in the crash. The State Police crime lab will conduct toxicology tests on blood taken from Jeremy Williamson, Matey said.
the New Orleans bureau