New Orleans police have identified two suspects in a drive-by shooting Thursday in Hollygrove that injured a 2-year-old girl and her 26-year-old father.
According to a statement from the Police Department, officers are looking for Bernard Baker, 22, and Earl Green, 26.
The incident happened about 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the 8800 block of Earhart Boulevard, near Eagle Street. Police said a silver Lexus SUV pulled alongside a Buick and someone inside the Lexus opened fire. The victims of the shooting were passengers in the Buick.
Both the girl and her father were transported to a hospital and are expected to make a full recovery.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Baker or Green is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Police seek suspect in Marigny robberies
New Orleans police released a description of a man they believe committed two armed robberies Saturday morning in Faubourg Marigny.
According to police, the first robbery was reported about 1:25 a.m. in the 600 block of Mandeville Street. The victims were sitting on some steps when a man, walking south on Mandeville, pulled out a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded their property.
About 2:10 a.m., police said, a person walking east on Dauphine Street toward Marigny Street was apparently approached by the same man, who once again brandished a handgun.
The suspect is described as a black male in his early to mid-20s, about 5-foot-10, with a thin build and short hair. He has a slight mustache and a light complexion. According to police, he was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with white lettering on the front and dark shorts.
Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822 -1111.
Sheriff asks residents to register cameras
St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann is asking residents and business owners to register their surveillance cameras with the parish’s database in order to help solve crimes.
To register, call Capt. Charles Borchers at the Sheriff’s Office at (504) 278-7628. If he is unable to take the call, leave a message.
Callers will be asked for basic information, including whether their surveillance system is able to record at night and how long it records before starting to delete previous footage. If you are unsure, provide as much information as possible.
According to Pohlmann, no one other than law enforcement personnel will have access to the registry, which will be kept at the Sheriff’s 911 Center.
Body found in Intracoastal Waterway
The New Orleans Fire Department recovered an unidentified body Saturday morning from the Intracoastal Waterway, according to Officer Hilal Williams, a spokeswoman for the New Orleans Police Department. The body was spotted about 7 a.m. by fishermen.
Williams said the death is considered unclassified, and the coroner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause.
Man robbed at gunpoint in Harvey
An armed robbery was reported early Saturday morning in Harvey, according to records from the Jefferson Parish 911 Headquarters.
About 12:05 a.m., a man was robbed in the 1000 block of Crape Myrtle Lane. He was not injured.