Man found shot to death outside Algiers fire station Saturday, NOPD says

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 11:48:29 PM. A man was found shot to death outside an Algiers fire station Saturday evening, New Orleans Police said.

A man was found shot to death outside an Algiers fire station Saturday evening, New Orleans Police said.

According to preliminary police reports, fire fighters at NOFD Engine 33’s quarters in the 1300 block of Flanders Street, near General Meyer Avenue, reported hearing shots fired in the area about 7:40 p.m. When the fire fighters went outside the station, they found a man lying facedown on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds.

The Coroner’s office has not yet identified the victim of the fatal shooting, but police said the man killed was 29-years-old. No further information was immediately given.

Other crimes reported to the New Orleans Police Department Saturday into Sunday morning included the following:

- A woman was robbed at knifepoint during a card game in Gert Town early Sunday morning. Police said the victim, 57, was playing cards in the 7900 block of Olive Street when the woman she was playing with left and returned with a knife. The knife-wielding woman demanded her money back from the victim and a fight ensued, leaving the victim with a minor cut to the neck. Police said the victim’s son arrived and the suspect fled the scene.

- A woman was robbed while walking in Treme Saturday evening about 9:37 p.m. Police said the woman, 44, was walking to her home in the 2000 block of Dumaine Street when she was approached from behind by a male who attempted to pull her bag from her shoulder. The woman told police she pulled a stun gun from her pocket and scared her assailant off.

- A man was robbed Saturday evening after getting struck by a car near the intersection of Republic and Hope streets. Police said the victim, 38, was driving on Republic Street about 7 p.m. when an older model Chevy Tahoe struck him from behind. When the man got out of his car to inspect it for damages, a man armed with a gun approached him and told him to “give it up,” the victim later told police. The victim ran from the location to a nearby fast food restaurant and called the police.

- A man was carjacked in New Orleans East about 2 a.m. Sunday. Police said the victim, 18, was driving his 2017 black Nissan Sentra near the intersection of Nottingham Drive and Pressburg Street when two suspects armed with guns approached him and demanded that he get out of his car. The victim complied and the suspects fled in his car in an unknown direction.

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