Category Archives: New Orleans

Killed – Hector Trochez (New Orleans, LA)

Hector Trochez

According to the New Orleans Police, an armored truck guard who was unloading money at a bank in New Orleans was fatally shot when three men approached him just before 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Reports say the robbers took the money and drove off. The victim has been identified as 45-year-old Hector Trochez of Kenner.

Police say Trochez was found beside a Loomis vehicle outside of the Chase Bank at South Carrollton and South Claiborne avenues.

NOPD says the suspects abandoned the first vehicle they were in at Adam and Green Streets and fled in a gray Hyundai with a partial plate of 141654.

NEW ORLEANS – At around 10:45 Wednesday morning, three men unleashed a hail of gunfire, ambushing and killing an armored truck guard as he unloaded cash in the parking lot of the Chase Bank at Carrollton and South Claiborne.

The armored truck stopped in the parking lot of the busy Uptown bank, followed by a gray Chevy Tahoe. Loomis armed guard Hector Trochez unloaded more than $265,000 and turned to wheel the currency into the building.

In a flash, three masked gunmen jumped from the Tahoe, shooting at Trochez without warning. He attempted to return fire, but his resistance abruptly ended when a shot from an assault rifle pierced his head. As the echoes of at least 15 gunshots reverberated in the air, the gunmen grabbed the bags of cash and sped away. Inside the armored vehicle, a 22-year-old guard sobbed in shock, while Trochez, her 45-year-old partner, lay dead on the asphalt behind the truck.

http://www.wlox.com/story/24252903/armored-guard-unloading-money-at-bank-fatally-shot-in-new-orleans

http://www.fox8live.com/story/24252234/nopd-investigating-a-murder

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/12/slain_armored-car_guard_was_pr.html

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2014/12/one_year_later_no_arrests_in_f.html

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2014/04/dna_link_provides_new_orleans.html

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/12/50000_reward_offered_for_info.html

http://obits.nola.com/obituaries/nola/obituary-preview.aspx?n=hector-trochez&pid=168662062&referrer=2

http://www.muhleisen.com/obituaries/Hector-Trochez/

Double Murder – Killed – Lisa Arbuthnot (New Orleans, LA)

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NEWORLEANS- Police say an attack that left a mother and daughter dead in New Orleans East was not a random attack.

Police say officers arrived at the Wind Run apartments on the I-10 Service Road shortly after 3:15 a.m. Monday. Officers responded to a call of shots fired inside an apartment.

They found 20-year-old Ryesha Arbuthnot stabbed to death in the parking lot. She had also been shot several times. Her mother, 45-year-old Lisa Arbuthnot was found inside the apartment dead from gunshot wounds to the head.

‘Between say 3:00 something and 4:00, I heard a pop, pop and I heard another young lady screaming and hollering,’ said Michelle Jordan, who lives in an apartment near the crime scene.

The coroner says the 20-year-old was stabbed to death while her mother was shot in the head.

http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/2014/09/04/14646154/

http://www.fox8live.com/story/24235941/cornoer-identifies-mom-daughter-killed-in-new-orleans-east

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/the-gun-report-december-17-2013/?_r=0

Killed – Kenneth Young (New Orleans, LA)

Kenneth Young

An 18-year-old man found stuffed in the trunk of a bloody car abandoned in a Slidell wooded area on Sunday morning (Dec. 15) has been identified by the Orleans Parish coroner as Kenneth Young.

Young was shot near the intersection of Peoples and Jasmine streets in Gentilly and died from several gunshot wounds to the head, said John Gagliano, chief investigator at the Orleans Parish coroner’s office.

NOPD spokesman officer Garry Flot declined to say when the shooting happened, citing the ongoing investigation.

Neighbors called Slidell police on Sunday about 8:30 a.m. to report a suspicious white Infinity car backed up into a wooded area on Teddy Avenue between 9th and 10th streets. There was a “large amount” of blood inside the car and some blood smeared along its exterior, Slidell police spokesman Detective Daniel Seuzeneau said on Monday.

NEW ORLEANS – Authorities say a man whose body was found Sunday morning in the trunk of a car in Slidell was killed in New Orleans’ Gentilly neighborhood.

John Gagliano, of the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office, said 18-year-old Kenneth Young was shot to death late Saturday or early Sunday.

New Orleans police booked Diamante Bartholomew, 17, and Corey Levy, 21, on charges of second-degree murder in the Dec. 15 killing of 18-year-old Kenneth Young, a senior at Landry-Walker High School in Algiers. Police also have arrested Jude Braud, 18, on a charge of being an accomplice to the murder. They were all arrested last week, records show.

According to a detective’s report, the killing stemmed from a marijuana deal. Phone records connected the dead teen to Levy, Bartholomew’s cousin, who told detectives he had taken a group of men to buy marijuana when the shooting happened at Peoples Avenue and Verbena Street.

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/12/teen_found_dead_in_car_trunk_i.html

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2014/02/3_booked_in_connection_to_dec.html

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2014/05/grand_jury_indicts_3_in_fatal.html

http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/crime/2014/09/04/14647022/

http://www.wbrz.com/news/man-killed-in-new-orleans-found-in-slidell/

http://www.davismortuaryservice.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1194031

Double Murder – Killed – Stephan Raymond (New Orleans, LA)

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The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office on Sunday identified two men killed in a Saturday night shooting on Amelia Street.

Johnathan Sam, 23, was found dead Saturday (Dec. 14) on the porch of a house in the 2700 block of Amelia Street, according to coroner’s spokesman John Gagliano. New Orleans police reported Sam suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

Stephan Raymond, 22, was taken to Interim LSU Public Hospital, where he died following the 7:45 p.m. shooting. Gagliano declined to say where Raymond was shot.

Gagliano said Raymond and Sam were New Orleans residents, but he gave no other identifying details.

Officer Garry Flot, a spokesman for the New Orleans Police Department, said Sunday that he could not release any other details about the shooting, which the department classified as a double homicide.

http://www.nola.com/education/index.ssf/2013/12/orleans_coroner_identifies_two.html

http://www.wdsu.com/news/local-news/new-orleans/police-investigating-double-murder-in-new-orleans/23492804

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/12/police_investigating_homicide_7.html#incart_m-rpt-2

http://uptownmessenger.com/2013/12/second-person-now-sought-for-questioning-in-amelia-street-double-homicide/

http://www.nola.gov/nopd/press-releases/2013/20131216-help-the-nopd-locate-kathryn-hunter/

http://www.directobits.tv/iframe/info/804220ca-5e57-d650-a168-d91d480db195

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theneworleansadvocate/obituary.aspx?n=johnathan-jerrell-sam&pid=168752071&

Double Murder – Killed – Johnathan Sam (New Orleans, LA)

Johnathan Sam

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office on Sunday identified two men killed in a Saturday night shooting on Amelia Street.

Johnathan Sam, 23, was found dead Saturday (Dec. 14) on the porch of a house in the 2700 block of Amelia Street, according to coroner’s spokesman John Gagliano. New Orleans police reported Sam suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

Stephan Raymond, 22, was taken to Interim LSU Public Hospital, where he died following the 7:45 p.m. shooting. Gagliano declined to say where Raymond was shot.

Gagliano said Raymond and Sam were New Orleans residents, but he gave no other identifying details.

Officer Garry Flot, a spokesman for the New Orleans Police Department, said Sunday that he could not release any other details about the shooting, which the department classified as a double homicide.

http://www.nola.com/education/index.ssf/2013/12/orleans_coroner_identifies_two.html

http://www.wdsu.com/news/local-news/new-orleans/police-investigating-double-murder-in-new-orleans/23492804

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/12/police_investigating_homicide_7.html#incart_m-rpt-2

http://uptownmessenger.com/2013/12/second-person-now-sought-for-questioning-in-amelia-street-double-homicide/

http://www.nola.gov/nopd/press-releases/2013/20131216-help-the-nopd-locate-kathryn-hunter/

http://www.directobits.tv/iframe/info/804220ca-5e57-d650-a168-d91d480db195

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theneworleansadvocate/obituary.aspx?n=johnathan-jerrell-sam&pid=168752071&

Killed – Oliver Brown (New Orleans, LA)

Oliver Brown

A man who was killed on Wednesday night (Dec. 11) on the edge of Gert Town has been identified by the Orleans Parish coroner.

Oliver Brown, 29, was found dead from several gunshot wounds in front of a home in the 7000 block of Oleander Street at about 9 p.m., said John Gagliano, the chief investigator at the Orleans Parish coroner’s office.

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/12/man_killed_near_edge_of_gert.html

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/12/man_is_shot_on_edge_of_gert_to.html#incart_river

http://photos.nola.com/tpphotos/2013/12/murder_at_audubon_and_oleander_2.html

http://photos.nola.com/4500/gallery/shooting_at_oleander_and_audubon_/index.html#/0

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theneworleansadvocate/obituary.aspx?pid=168649555

Triple Shooting – Killed – Emmanuel Jethro (New Orleans, LA)

Emmanuel Jethro

A man killed in a triple shooting in eastern New Orleans on Tuesday night (Dec. 10) has been identified by the Orleans Parish coroner.

Emmanuel Jethro, 33, died at about 8 p.m. after being shot several times in the 11900 block of Hayne Boulevard, said John Gagliano, chief investigator at the Orleans Parish coroner’s office.

Two other men — ages 17 and 20 — were also shot at a gas station on the corner of Hayne Boulevard and Bullard Avenue, and were listed in stable condition at a local hospital, NOPD spokesman Garry Flot said.

The report of the shooting came in Tuesday about 7:35 p.m., the spokesman said. The NOPD has not made any arrests in the case.

New details have emerged in last month’s shooting death of a Gretna man who New Orleans police say was gunned down by 17-year-old Tracy Bell at an eastern New Orleans gas station.

Though Bell is accused of fatally wounding 33-year-old Emmanuel Jethro and faces a charge of second-degree murder, investigators believe it was Jethro’s 17-year-old nephew who initiated the fateful shootout after a verbal altercation turned violent, an arrest report says. Bell, who was wounded in the exchange, surrendered to authorities last Friday at his mother’s home, which is less than two miles from the crime scene.

Police responding to reports of gunfire on the night of Dec. 10 arrived at the Family Ranch Discount Gas station to find blood, 13 spent bullet casings of different calibers, and one live 9 mm cartridge, the warrant says. What they didn’t find were victims, or a clear picture of what had transpired.

But after reports of gunshot patients turning up in private cars minutes later at both Interim LSU Public Hospital and Tulane Medical Center, investigators began piecing together the details of the shootout. Based on interviews, seized belongings, and a review of the gas station’s surveillance tapes, police determined that Bell and Jethro’s nephew not only knew each other, but had been texting each other about firearms before the confrontation took place. The detective did not elaborate on the details of the firearms discussion.

NOPD Detective Nicholas Williams said in the warrant Jethro was in the front passenger seat of a Chevrolet Impala driven by his girlfriend, with his nephew a passenger in the back seat. Bell and a 20-year-old man pulled up behind them at the gas station in a Nissan Maxima. Bell initially told investigators he and his associate were waiting for a gas pump. The driver of the Impala told police her car had been pursued and run off a road by the Maxima, before stopping at the gas station.

Jethro got out of the Impala and began arguing with the Maxima’s passengers, which escalated into a physical confrontation, the warrant says. Jethro’s nephew also left the Impala and told its driver to pop open the trunk, from which he pulled a .40-caliber pistol and began firing, the detective wrote in the warrant. Bell told police he got a 9mm handgun from his car and returned fire, striking the unarmed Jethro twice, the warrant says. At least one shot punctured Jethro’s femoral artery, and bleeding from that leg wound proved fatal. Bell told police he discarded the weapon after escaping the scene.

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/12/man_killed_in_eastern_new_orle_3.html

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2014/01/eastern_new_orleans_killing_re.html

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/12/one_shot_to_dead_one_wounded_i.html

http://www.wdsu.com/news/local-news/new-orleans/2-Injured-1-killed-in-NOLA-East-shooting/23424218

http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/crime/2014/09/04/14642188/

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2014/01/17-year-old_named_as_suspect_i.html

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2014/01/second_gunman_sought_in_fatal.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theneworleansadvocate/obituary.aspx?pid=168639845