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Girl, 4, found dead in New Orleans Central Business District; coroner cites blunt force trauma | Crime/Police

A 4-year-old girl was found dead of blunt force injuries in New Orleans’ Central Business District, authorities said Tuesday.

The Orleans Parish coroner’s office identified the child as Jo’nyri Hawkins and said she died in the 500 block of Canal Street on Saturday. Police didn’t immediately name any suspects or release additional details other than to say homicide and child abuse detectives are investigating. Public records show police encountered the girl while responding to a report of an unclassified death in the 500 block of Canal on Saturday at about 5:20 a.m.

Two victims scatter after gunfire erupts in 100 block of Camp Street

Attempts to contact Hawkins’ parents Tuesday were unsuccessful.

She was by far the youngest of three people reported killed Saturday in New Orleans. Eddie Profit, 23, was fatally shot at the intersection of Hayne Boulevard and Jahncke Road in the Little Woods section of New Orleans

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Lake Charles man sought in Central Business District shooting over the weekend | Crime/Police

New Orleans police say they are searching for a Lake Charles man suspected of being involved in a shooting in the Central Business District over the weekend.

Joshua Stewart, 19, is accused of shooting another 19-year-old man in the 100 block of Camp Street about 3:30 a.m. Saturday, police said.



Joshua Stewart mug

Joshua Stewart


According to investigators, the wounded man heard gunshots, turned to run, realized he had been hit in the leg and went to the hospital, police said.

Police didn’t say how they linked Stewart to the case. But they said they have obtained a warrant to arrest him on counts of aggravated battery and illegally discharging a gun during a crime of violence.

Investigators said they believe Stewart went to Lake Charles following the shooting.

The location of the shooting is about a block from where a 37-year-old Lymon Brignac of Lake Charles was shot to death on Sept.

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Shooting in New Orleans’ Central Business District under investigation, NOPD says | Crime/Police

New Orleans police are investigating a shooting reported in the Central Business District Sunday evening. 

The New Orleans Police Department sent out a statement on Twitter around 7:19 p.m. that a shooting had occurred in the 200 block of Baronne Street (Map).

The 200 block is the second block off of Canal Street, between Common and Gravier streets.

Police released no additional details pertaining to the victim or whether more than one person was shot.

The shooting was the second one on that stretch of Baronne in the last month. 

Romero Butler Jr., 33, was shot to death two weekends ago outside a Central Business District apartment building in the same block.

Man shot to death in CBD was out on

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