January 5, 2001 |
A grocery store security guard shot and killed a man who had allegedly run from the store with a dozen stolen steaks in his trousers, police said. The guard said she thought the 39-year-old man, who was shot in the back behind the store Wednesday night, was armed, but authorities did not find a weapon. Security guards are only supposed to fire their guns if they believe lives are in danger, Shreveport Police Sgt. J.J. Roberts said. Police were investigating whether the shooting was justified.
December 27, 1999 |
A 13-year-old boy was fatally shot Christmas Day in Chalmette, La., by a playmate who received a shotgun as a gift, authorities said. John Hanley apparently stepped in front of his 12-year-old companion as the gun went off and was shot in the head, said Maj. Richard Baumy of the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office. He said the incident was being treated as an accidental shooting and no charges had been filed.
January 21, 1998 |
A college student was arrested and accused of murder in the shooting that killed one man and wounded three children at a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday parade in Baton Rouge. Brandon Johnson, 19, a student at predominantly black Southern University, was booked on murder and attempted murder charges for the shooting that scattered the crowd of 500 marching during the King Day ceremonies.
January 20, 1998 |
A man involved in a fistfight stepped out of a crowd Monday as a Martin Luther King Day parade marched past and shot another man to death, wounding three children who were in his way. "We have a suspect, but not in hand," Police Chief Greg Phares told reporters. He said the gunman and all of his victims were black. "It appears there was no racial or political or hate-crime motive. It appears to have stemmed from a personal dispute."
August 16, 1997 |
Just hours after a Louisiana law that allows drivers to shoot would-be carjackers took effect Friday, one teenager was killed and another was wounded by two men who stole their car. St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office Capt. Newman Braud said two Abbeville, La., teenagers were shoved from their car and shot by two men they had picked up earlier. Damian Durke, 19, died at the scene, he said. Kelso Montgomery, 18, managed to walk to a nearby home to summon police after the carjackers drove off.
December 2, 1996 |
A gunman fatally shot three workers at a French Quarter restaurant and critically injured another during an apparent robbery. A waitress at the Louisiana Pizza Kitchen discovered her co-workers in a freezer when she arrived to set up tables, said Lt. Marlon Defillo, a police spokesman. The victims' identities were not immediately available and Defillo did not say what, if anything, was stolen. A man and a woman died at the restaurant, another man died at a hospital.