Detectives are investigating the shooting of a 16-year-old girl that occurred just after midnight on Sunday in the 3700 block of Topeka Street, according to a Police Department news release.
The victim was reported as a runaway from a state group home in February, police Sgt. Don Kelly said in the release. She was shot in the neck following a brief argument with an unknown person she had been walking around with.
The gunman is black and in his mid- to late teens and was on a bicycle at the time of the shooting, Kelly said.
The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries, Kelly said.
Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to contact police at (225) 389-4869.
3 held after break-in,
threats to occupant
Sheriff’s deputies arrested two brothers and their uncle Saturday accused of forcing their way into an apartment on Hammond Manor Drive on May 11 and threatening to kill the man inside if he did not plead guilty to a crime in New Orleans involving the brothers’ sister, according to affidavits of probable cause.
Perry Costello, 18; Ricky Costello, 21; and Tony Costello, 46, are accused of kicking down the door of the apartment at 833 Hammond Manor Drive, at which point Ricky Costello hit the man in the head with a handgun, the affidavits say.
Tony Costello held the man against a wall while Perry Costello threatened to kill him if he, along with his brothers, did not plead guilty May 17 to a crime allegedly committed against Ricky and Perry Costello’s sister, the affidavits say.
The victim broke free and tried to run away, when Ricky Costello fired one shot which hit a wall, the affidavits say. The Costellos then fled the scene.
The victim contacted deputies on Saturday because he was being followed by the Costellos on Millerville Road, the affidavits say.
A deputy arrested the Costellos, all of whom denied the home invasion, the affidavits say.
The Costellos, all of 3230 Cumberland Road, Ocean Springs, Miss., were booked into Parish Prison on one count each of attempted first-degree murder, home invasion and aggravated burglary.
Man held on count
of arson at house
A man accused of lighting a brick on fire and throwing it into the bedroom window of a house on May 16 has been arrested, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
Curtis Jack, 33, 808 N. Acadian Thruway W., was booked Sunday by police with attempted aggravated arson, aggravated criminal damage to property and simple criminal damage to property, parish jail records show.
Police found Jack hiding under a bed in his home when a resident there gave police permission to search the residence, the affidavit says.
in holdup of store
Police arrested a 35-year-old man Sunday in connection with the holdup of a Plank Road convenience store, a police spokesman said.
Char Demitro Allen entered the Circle K on 8133 Plank Road around 10 p.m. with a handgun and robbed the clerk of cash and merchandise, Sgt. Don Kelly said in a news release.
Allen drove away in a silver Chevrolet Malibu, which an officer spotted running a red light at Plank and Dutton Avenue before the driver pulled into a trailer park at 6061 Plank Road, Kelly said.
Police caught Allen and found property from the Circle K in his car and on his person, Kelly said.
Allen, 6061 Plank Road, was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of armed robbery, resisting an officer and running a red light.
1 booked with DWI in EBR Parish Prison
Authorities arrested at least one person suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked him into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 2:30 p.m. Monday, booking records show.
Ralph Hill Jr., 34, 192 Valley Drive, Hemphill, Texas, was booked on one count each of first-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.