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The Dead 2010

I began listing the murder victims of New Orleans from 2007 in early 2008, partly because I could not make a Silence is Violence march. I did it again the following year because of the number of people I discovered go searching for their loved ones (I hope, and not gloating over their victims). I didn’t do this last year because I started a writing project (unfinished) called Murder Ballads instead, but I feel bad I did not post a list last year. Since NOLA.com now has a database of murder victims with links to the news stories on that site, I may go back and do 2009, but for now, here are the victims of 2010.

I have copied liberally from NOLA.com, giving more detail than I have in the past.

What I wrote in a piece about one victim still about sums up the reason for this exercise best:

Everyone person on that list, even if they had gone down that dark path and died with a handgun in their waste band and an empty look in their eyes, all of them were once as Chanel once was, as my own children once were: as innocent as a lamb in the lap of Jesus.


Wardell Edwards was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting, which occurred just after 9 p.m. Sunday in the 4100 block of Cadillac Street.

Casimere Quillens, 21, was shot inside of a car parked along the curb of the 1600 block of Pleasure Street before someone tried to burn his body.

Three people, including a brother and sister, were fatally shot and another woman critically wounded late Thursday night in a home invasion in the St. Roch neighborhood. Inside a bedroom, the suspects killed Kewanda Harris, 30. Her partner, Karen Matthews, who is in her 20s, had been fatally shot as wel with an assault rifle and wounded a third woman. They used a handgun to execute a young man in the rear yard, authorities said. They spared only a toddler. Desmond Harris, Kewanda’s 23-year-old brother, had been shot in the head and fell face-down in the rear yard, authorities said.

Antonio Myles, 25, died a little more than an hour after being shot in the 1600 block of North Villere Street about 5:25 p.m.

Ronald Desean Lenox, 19, was shot dead in the front yard of a house in the mostly desolate 300 block of North Miro Street.

Tyrone Turner died from multiple bullet wounds to his head and body in the 8900 block of Hickory Street.

Cyril Watlington was cut down about 3 p.m. Friday in a burst of assault-rifle spray at the corner of South Roman Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, authorities said. He died in the driver’s seat of a custom Oldsmobile Alero, several feet away from the front doors of New Orleans College Prep, a new charter school that serves children in the kindergarten through second grades, and sixth through eighth grades.

Jose Sanchez, 22, of Mississippi. He was shot once in the chest around 11:45 p.m.in the 7800 block of Means Avenue in eastern New Orleans.

Alma Blevins. No story on NOLA.com.


Calvinton “Minkie” Wallace and another man, believed to be in his twenties, were shot multiple times about 2:41 p.m. in the 1300 block of France Street.

David W. Neiswonger, 48, died from multiple gunshot wounds. The shooting took place about 10:30 a.m. inside a yellow shotgun house in the 2300 block of D’Abadie Street, a block that has seen several recent shootings. A little more than a month ago, Jerome Mutin, 21, was fatally shot in the middle of the same 7th Ward block

Ninth-grader Charles Hampton Sawyer waited for the school bus at dawn Friday, music blaring through his earphones. One more day of classes at Sophie B. Wright Charter School awaited him before the weekend. But he never got on the bus. Someone gunned him down about 6 a.m., New Orleans authorities said. Sawyer died in the roadway near the corner of Gen. Ogden and Palm streets in the Hollygrove neighborhood from multiple bullet wounds.

A 23-year-old man Danzel Gaines was shot and killed this evening in the 1700 block of Hero Boulevard, the New Orleans Police Department reported.

A43-year-old man shot to death Saturday night in Mid-City, just blocks from where the Krewe of Endymion parade rolled down Canal Street.
New Orleans police responding to a report of a “man down” in the 300 block of South Gayoso Street found Braddock Chambliss, of New Orleans, shot multiple times

Comeese Mimitte, listed but no story on NOLA.com. The map shows the murder occurred at 7th and Chippewa.

Kendall Faibvre, 22, died Wednesday at 3:14 p.m. at the Interim LSU Public Hospital, shot in the head and arms shortly before midnight Monday in eastern New Orleans.

Michael J. Fernandez, 30, was ambushed and shot multiple times in his abdomen while in the passenger seat of a Chevrolet Impala parked in the 800 block of Gordon Street about 1 a.m.

30-year-old Travis Arnold became the 24th murder victim of 2010. Arnold — while driving a Chevrolet Tahoe — was shot along a stretch of Elysian Fields Avenue that borders the 7th Ward and St. Roch neighborhoods

Police responded to a report of shots fired about 1:30 a.m. and found Michael Nguyen shot once in the head. 23-year-old man was found shot to death in the 4800 block of Palace Street in eastern New Orleans early this morning.

Arthur Cunnningham was found shot to death in Central City, in the middle of Second Street at South Derbigny Street, with a bicycle a few feet away. His name is not mentioned in the NOLA.com story.

Datim Odom, 31, hot to death lying in the middle of the 2800 block of St. Ann Street just after 5 p.m. His name is not mentioned in the NOLA.com story.

MARCH (25)

Walter Leeland Smith, 52, was the homeless man found beaten to death in the 7th Ward about 7:45 p.m. Monday. Police officers found him lying at the intersection of North Claiborne and St. Bernard avenues.

Kris Rink, 23, was the man that a crew of Habit for Humanity volunteers on Tuesday found shot to death in the back yard of a home in the 2400 block of Bartholomew Street in the 9th Ward.

A 24-year-old New Orleans man was shot to death Tuesday in the 1200 block of France Street, between Urquhart and Marais streets in the St. Claude neighborhood. James Celestine, who lived in the neighborhood, was reported at 4:58 p.m. Police found him lying in the street with multiple gunshot wounds.

Otis Gray, 49, was gunned down on the steps of a home in the 2600 block of South Miro Street about 5:35 p.m.

New Orleans police are investigating the possible beating death of a man around 7 a.m. near the intersection of Interstate 610 and St. Bernard Avenue in Gentilly. Montoya Betancourth is not mentioned in the NOLA.com story.

Adrian Tate, 46, lying on the ground near Louisa and Marais streets about 7:40 p.m., authorities said. Tate was pronounced dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

19-year-old Freddie Smith Jr. and 18-year-old Toney Gleason were ambushed in the 4300 block of North Villere Street about 11 p.m.

Dythaniel Miskell is listed in the NOLA.com database, but there is not story.

About 10:20 a.m. in the 4200 block of Hollygrove Street near Pear Street, New Orleans police officers responding to a report of gunfire found two man on the ground. One man fell on his back, feet-to-the-sky, on a patch of grass. The other man died steps away. They were later identified by the coroner’s office as Nathaniel Allen, 25, of New Orleans, and Corey Weaver, 37, of Kenner.

Mario Clavo, 24, was shot about 1:30 p.m. near the intersection of Lombard and Touro streets.

Algeron Washington, 31, of Harvey, was found with multiple gunshot wounds, lying in the 100 block of Eliza Street in Algiers shortly after 12:30 a.m

David Jackson, 39, of New Orleans, met a similar fate the same day as Washington. Officers found Jackson lying in the 3900 block of Annunciation Street with multiple gunshot wounds.

Carl Fleming, 30.was shot several times in the 1300 block of Nunez Street, outside of Ramsey’s Place, on March 22 about 1:30 a.m.

Angel Davis, 25, her two children, Jamaria Ross, 7, and Joseph Davis, 4, and her sister, Malekia Davis, 17, were shot to death at 1940 Clouet St. NOLA.com reports that “victims will be buried together, Joseph and Jamaria in tiny caskets, specially fitted for their child-sized frames. Joseph, affectionately known as “Poppy,” will be buried with a Spiderman action figurine. His sister will wear a yellow Easter outfit. They will never be far from their mother or aunt.”

A 22-year-old New Orleans man who was shot in the head in the 1900 block of Elizardi Boulevard in Algiers Friday night has died from his injuries, authorities said Sunday. Brian Jones, one of four people injured in the shootings, died Sunday about 12:30 p.m.

Chris Blevins, 22, an inmate at the Orleans Parish jail was stabbed to death by another inmate Monday died at the Interim LSU Public Hospital about 2:30 p.m

Jennifer Muse, 31, Wanda Wagner Simpson, 50, and Monica Muse, 25, were shot to death before 3 a.m. in the 800 block of North Robertson Street.

A 24-year-old local man was shot dead in broad daylight early Wednesday evening on the corner of a busy Central City intersection. Lionel Hyman collapsed shortly before 6 p.m. on the concrete front slab of a cream-colored shotgun double in the 2300 block of Washington Avenue, near La Salle Street.

APRIL (19)

Tyrez Williams, 26, and Terry Trask, 23, who were found gunned down inside a hotel room in the 6000 block of Chef Menteur Highway just before midnight.

An 18-year-old New Orleans, June Gorden, man who was shot to death Friday night in Gentilly Woods was just one day shy of his birthday, authorities said Sunday. The shooting occurred about 11:00 p.m. in the rear of a warehouse in the 4800 block of Chef Menteur Highway.

A 26-year-old New Orleans man was shot and killed Sunday as he washed his car outside his home in the Milan neighborhood. Second District officers responding to a report of a shooting about 1 p.m. in the 2100 block of General Taylor Street found Eric Everett lying in the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds.


Glenn’s Cab Co. driver Richard “Ricky” Temple Jr. picked up a fare from Harvey’s Pebble Walk neighborhood at 11:15 p.m. Monday. It was the last of his life. About 45 minutes later, a man robbed him and shot him dead in Algiers.

A 34-year-old man was shot dead in the 14000 block of Chef Menteur Highway about 8 p.m. Saturday, according to the New Orleans coroner’s office. Coroner’s chief investigator John Gagliano identified the victim as 34-year-old Herbert Shiloh. He reportedly had bullet wounds to the head and back.

Terrence Butler, Derrick Jones, Quelton Broussard, Jessie Terry and Rene Shields are listed in the NOLA.com database but there is no story on NOLA.com. Is a crime writer on vacation in April, or has the Times-Picayune and NOLA.com just lost interest at this point? Did they look at the report and decide these people were not worthy of their 300 words?

Garnell or Darnell Warren (listed one way in the list, another in the story–I trust the reporter to get the name right), 28, of New Orleans, was found lying inside a daiquiri shop with multiple gunshot woundsshortly after 10 p.m. in the 3600 block of General Degaulle Drive. If you take Degaulle back toward the east bank to loop into Algiers point, you know this spot. I pass it all the time.

A 25-year-old Tennessee man was fatally shot early Monday outside a 24-hour restaurant in eastern New Orleans. A gunman shot Travis Anderson on Monday shortly before 1 a.m. in the parking lot of an IHOP restaurant in the 12000 block of the I-10 Service Road

A young man studying to be an electrician was fatally shot early Thursday after several men invaded his Gentilly home. Chad Huth, 24, died in the 5300 block of Cameron Boulevard from multiple bullet wounds

A 39-year-old man was shot dead on a 7th Ward sidewalk early Thursday, according to the New Orleans Police Department. Emergency operators received a call of a shooting in the 2400 block of Allen Street about 1 a.m., and responding officers found a man named Carlos Jackson lying on the ground. Someone had shot him multiple times in the head.

A man once suspected of slaying a teenager died several hours after being shot in Central City on Wednesday, according to authorities. Rickey Vaughn, 29, was gunned down while walking through the B.W. Cooper housing complex about 11:20 a.m.

A 29-year-old eastern New Orleans man was shot to death in the 7th Ward Friday night. Authorities did not release his name, but his girlfriend identified the victim as Carl Anthony Major. The shooting was reported about 8:21 p.m. in the 1300 block of St. Bernard Avenue, across the street from the True Friends restaurant and near the Next Stop bar.

A teenager became New Orleans’ 69th murder victim of 2010 after someone fatally shot him in eastern New Orleans on Saturday, authorities said. Aaron Scott, 17, died of gunshots wounds in the 4700 block of Babylon Street about 5 p.m.

Derrick Marshall, 24, n the 2100 block of Urquhart Street near Elysian Fields Ave. around 11 p.m.

MAY (17)

Just after 11 p.m., New Orleans police responded to a report of a shooting in the 7800 block of Symmes Avenue and found 23-year old Deiontay Melancon shot multiple times and lying on the sidewalk.

Gregory Hargove is linked to a story that describes two victims, neither identified by the newspaper, one at 1:30 a.m. in the 600 block of South Dorgenois Street and the other about 11 p.m. in the 7800 block of Symmes Avenue.

Elie Triplet is linked to a story that does not identify him, at 10:30 p.m. Monday of shots fired in the 500 block of South Cortez Street.

Steven R. Smith, 47, died in the 2400 block of Onzaga Street about 11:30 p.m.

Gary Lewis, 31, was fatally shot at 2:30 a.m. about a mile away in the 1900 block of Pauger Street.

Brandon Franklin is listed but there is no story on NOLA.com.

A 63-year-old man who was shot in May died Wednesday. Alvin Black died of complications from a gunshot wound to his neck. Black was shot May 7 in the 1500 block of Basin Street, at the corner of North Villere Street, in Treme.

A 60-year-old woman was strangled Monday morning inside her Central City apartment, according to authorities. Gloria Poole‘s boyfriend reportedly found her lying on a bedroom sofa unresponsive when he returned home from work about 9:05 a.m.

Rayshon Jones is linked to a story that does not mention his name reporting a shooting death in the St. Roch neighborhood. Police were notified of a shooting about 3:25 p.m. in the 2700 block of North Robertson Street

Donald Barnes, 51-year-old New Orleans man shot to death in the 7th Ward early Sunday was found by 1st District officers who were responding to a report of a shooting in the 1900 block of Pauger Street.

Officials have identified a man killed Wednesday in a Mid-City shooting as Lester J. Green of New Orleans. A second unidentified man was seriously wounded in the shooting. Green, 21, died from a single gunshot wound to the head

Romalis Chapman, 43, wanted to teach English in a foreign country — it did not matter which. He never got that opportunity, though. On Friday morning, someone pointed a gun at his head and shot him dead while he sat in a car parked in New Orleans’ Central City. According to authorities, shortly before 6 a.m. a pedestrian in the 2200 block of Clio Street.

United Cab company driver Arvil Hicks III, 52, of Avondale was shot several times and found dead in his cab shortly after 7 p.m. at 6th and Chippewa streets, near Pete’s Bar.

Shaquille Derischebourg, 18, was shot multiple times shortly before 1:30 a.m. Monday in the 7800 block of Arcadia Lane in eastern New Orleans.

Ven Cooks, 25, was shot multiple times in Algiers on Sunday shortly after 8 p.m. at the intersection of Wagner Street and Vespasian Boulevard in Algiers, a triple shooting that left three others injured.

The 19-year-old man fatally shot Wednesday night in the 9th Ward had himself been implicated and arrested in a neighborhood murder last fall, though prosecutors later refused the charge. Police found Damond Peters lying in the 2400 block of Benton Street about 7:40 p.m.

Donald R. Daniels, 25, was shot dead in the Desire neighborhood shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday while driving a Nissan Maxima. Daniels was shot multiple times at Pleasure and Piety streets.

JUNE (19)

Orleans Parish officials have identified the 28-year-old man shot to death in a Walgreens drive-through near the Milneburg neighborhood on June 3. Juan Bolton was transported to a local hospital where he died. The shooting was reported about 4:33 p.m. Thursday in the 6200 block of Elysian Fields near Robert E. Lee Boulevard.

David Moralez recently moved into a New Orleans house with a man he accused of murdering his brother 20 years ago in Mexico. Moralez, whose alias is “Jesus Hernandez,” allegedly knifed Augustin Patino, 55, in the 3900 block of Bienville Street in Mid-City about 10:45 a.m.

Joshua Shannon was shot once in the head about 1:30 p.m. inside a home in the 1800 block of Numa Street.

28-year-old New Orleans man Eric Knight was shot dead Thursday night in eastern New Orleans in the 7500 block of Shorewood Boulevard, about three blocks from Paris Road. They found Knight’s body under a carport at a home. Police said Knight did not live there.

Two New Orleans men were shot to death early Sunday in the 1900 block of North Tonti Street. Police found the bodies of Thurnel Irving Colbert, 26, and Yousha Rhea, 31, in a car on the street at about 4 a.m.

55-year-old woman West Carrollton resident Eula Mae Butler Ivey was killed at Birch and Gen. Ogden streets about 6:15 p.m. while standing outside the home of a relative, authorities said. Her 15-year-old grandson also was wounded. “It does not appear that she was the intended victim,” authorities told NOLA.com.

The newspaper does not identify Darrien Christmas in reporting the shooting death of a 50-year-old man at the intersection of Mistletoe and Edinburgh streets in Hollygrove.

Fred Gibbs, 52, a a train conductor was found shot to death on board the CSX train around 12:30 a.m. near Marshall Foch Street and Florida Boulevard.

There is no NOLA.Com story for Curtis Timmons.

An elderly Algiers man gunned down in front of his home a day before his birthday may have been shot as part of an attempted carjacking, according to the accounts of his neighbors and friends. Joseph Diggs, 70, died Wednesday night at a local hospital after being shot once in the neck outside of his home near the intersection of Peony Street and Sullen Place in Algiers

A 19-year-old man was shot dead late Thursday night on his porch in the St. Claude neighborhood. Anthony C. Brown Jr. died at a home in the 1800 block of Alvar Street.

The Orleans Parish coroner’s office on Saturday identified a man slain in the Lower 9th Ward early Friday as Donald McNeil, 24, of New Orleans. McNeil was shot once in the stomach at Caffin Avenue and North Robertson Street.

Raymond Marrero is listed by NOLA.com, but there is no story linked to his name.

An off-duty Gretna police detective was killed in a brawl in the 400 block of Bourbon Street. Detective Brett Thomas, 28, was a seven-year veteran of the Gretna Police Department. The incident happened around 4 a.m.

Giang Ngyuen is listed but there is no story.

A 22-year-old New Orleans man was shot to death early today, and another man was wounded, the New Orleans Police Department said. Justin Edwards was killed around 2:30 a.m. at the intersection of Washington Avenue and South Rocheblave Street.

On a large metal power pole at Fourth and Annunciation streets in the Irish Channel, stencil graffiti — with black letters and red paint splashed to mimic blood splatter — informs: “Somewhere in the city this blood is real.” This image of a suspect in the homicide at Fourth and Annunciation streets was released by New Orleans police. On Monday afternoon, somewhere was inches away. The bloody body of Freddie Benton Osby Jr., 33, was lying beside the pole when police and a medical crew arrived.

Kenneth Robertson is not named in a story reporting “A 28-year-old man was slain in Central City late Monday, according to the New Orleans Police Department. Officers responding to a call of shots fired in the 2700 block of Second Street about 10:50 p.m. found the victim in the driver’s seat of a red Lexus.

That is half a year copied over in two hours. I need a cigarette.

JULY (14)

Ryan Terrence and Michael White, both 22, were on a porch in the 8800 block of Edinburgh Street when someone fired several bullets at them about 11 p.m.

Police received a call about gunfire at Benton and North Roman streets at 7:24 p.m. and found Jerry Mullens, 28, dead on a porch of multiple gunshot wounds. Mullens was found with a handgun in his pocket.

Orleans Parish officials have identified the 37-year-old New Orleans man who killed his estranged wife, then apparently killed himself near the Florida housing development Sunday night. Police found Lewis Williams and Kimberly Williams, 35, outside the house on the 2400 block of Independence Street around 6 p.m.. The man apparently shot the woman outside the residence, then shot himself.

Erick Casildo, 18, died at LSU Interim Public Hospital from a gunshot to the head. He became at least the 109th person to be murdered in the city so far this year. The New Orleans Police Department received a 911 call about gunfire in the 4500 block of Maple Leaf Drive about 9 p.m

Police found Donald Mosley, 22, with multiple gunshot wounds near the corner of Slidell and Wagner streets in Algiers shortly after 2 p.m. Mosley was found dead lying on top of bicycle.

Traig Thomas is listed but there is no story.

Lavon Booth, 25, is not listed by name in the story that reports he was murdered in the 14200 block of Peltier Drive.

Officers found Leo H. Vanderhorst Jr., 22, suffering from multiple bullet wounds inside of a red pickup truck in the 1900 block of North Claiborne Avenue about 10 p.m.

Raymond Marrero, 25, was shot June 27 near the corner of South Rocheblave Street and Washington Avenue.

About 12:30 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to the house party shooting in the 4300 block of Dale Street. Henry Adams, 33, died before paramedics arrived to treat him.

Orleans Parish officials have identified a 35-year-old Slidell man whose charred remains were found in a wooded area in eastern New Orleans early Saturday. An autopsy showed that Ryan Trosclair had been beaten to death before his body was set on fire, a coroner’s investigator said Monday.

Mitchell McNeil Jr., 25, died from at least one bullet wound to the back, in the 3500 block of Royal Street.

Darrell Young is not identified in the linked story reporting New Orleans Police officers responding to reports of gunfire found the man, 21, on the stairs of the Jackson’s Landing complex, 3500 Garden Oaks Drive, around 11 a.m.

A shooting that erupted at a 7th Ward intersection in broad daylight Thursday left one man dead and two men wounded, according to New Orleans authorities. Randy J. Nathan, 25, died from multiple bullet wounds.


Gerald Batiste is not named in a story reporting two murders with no names. The first incident occurred about 2 a.m. in the 1900 block of Alvar Street. A second shooting occurred occurred about 5:10 a.m. in the 6800 block of Parc Brittany Boulevard, where a 29-year-old man was found shot to death.

The gangster rapper known to his fans as “Twelve A’Klok” was fatally shot early Monday in eastern New Orleans. Argell White, 36, died from multiple bullet wounds to the back, coroner’s chief investigator John Gagliano said. His identity was released Wednesday, after authorities managed to get in touch with his relatives. According to police, a newspaper deliverer found White lying on the ground bleeding in the 6800 block of Parc Brittany Boulevard about 5:15 a.m.

Trevon Tanner is listed but there is no story link to NOLA.com.

A 43-year-old man died early Friday after being shot once in the face on a Central City street corner early Friday. Officers received reports of a shooting at the intersection of South Liberty and Terpsichore streets about 5 a.m. They found Nelson Booker bleeding and lying between a stop sign and a light pole in front of a green shotgun double.

Alvin Crosby is listed but there is no story link to NOLA.com.

Police called to the corner of South Roman and Thalia streets about 12:47 p.m. found two victims in the street suffering from gunshot wounds.. Paramedics pronounced Tremane Posey, 25, dead on the scene.

A 24-year-old man died early Tuesday about an hour after being shot in the head in eastern New Orleans, according to authorities. Police officers responding to an 11:30 p.m. 911 call of a shooting found Melvin LaBranch III lying face-down on a sidewalk in front of an open lot in the 4300 block of America Street, a block from his own home.


Orleans Parish officials have identified the 32-year-old woman who was fatally shot Sunday night in the 7th Ward. Kaamila Muhammad died on the scene from a gunshot to the head.

Anthony Davis Jr. enjoyed visiting his sister at her eastern New Orleans apartment. The 16-year-old high school student had done it many times. He intended to visit her again Friday night, but he didn’t make it. Police said they received reports of gunfire at 10:07 p.m. in the 7000 block of Bundy Road. Officers found Davis dead from a single bullet wound to the chest.

Dale Alexander was riding a motorcycle on Marais Street near Louisa Street about 9:30 p.m. Saturday when he was shot several times.

Officers responding to a report of shots fired in the 3500 block of North Derbigny Street about 11 p.m. found19-year old Hansel Picard lying in the street.

Investigators found Mitchel White, 20, lying on the sidewalk with an apparent gunshot wound to the head in the 2600 block of Dumaine Street.

Around 10 p.m. in eastern New Orleans, Desmond Taylor, 33, met a similar fate. Officers found Taylor lying in the 4500 block of Lynhuber Street with multiple gunshot wounds, Valencia said. He died on the scene.

Mitchell Ricard
, 20, died at a gas station on Behrman Highway where he was driven by friends after he was shot in the 5900 block of Woodland Highway shortly before 10:30 a.m.

Brodrick Anderson is not identified in a story reporting a shooting occurred about 12:45 p.m. near corner of S. Liberty & Terpsichore streets. The victim was discovered on the ground on the patch of grass along the sidewalk.

David Antonio Garcia, 25, did not have much cash to hand over when two robbers approached him outside a friend’s house in Gentilly early Saturday. He had just wired most of his pay to his children in Texas and his native country of Honduras. The robbers shot him dead anyway.

A 2-year-old boy was shot and killed in Central City on Sunday afternoon when people from two vehicles began trading gunfire.
Shooting at First and Dryades Streets. The child was struck by a bullet aimed at a nearby vehicle in apparent drive-by a block away from the 126th annual Young Men Olympian, Jr. Benevolent Association second line parade in the Central City neighborhood in New Orleans, La. Sunday September 26, 2010. NOPD officers covering the parade and a member of the YMO Jr. group walked over to offer assistance, but the shooting was unrelated to the second line parade whose route did not include this street. Jeremy Galmon, who was in a third car not involved in the gunplay, died at 3:47 p.m. from a gunshot wound to the face after being taken to the LSU Trauma Center, coroner’s office chief investigator John Gagliano said. The shooting happened about 2:30 p.m. at First and Dryades streets, said New Orleans Police Department spokesman Garry Flot. Police were nearby, patrolling the Young Men Olympian Junior Benevolent Association second-line.

Mark Jones, 21, was found with multiple gunshot wounds lying in the front door of an apartment in the 10700 block of Roger Drive.

Rodnika Hall did everything she could to escape her abusive, schizophrenic boyfriend. She called police each time she was beaten. She took out restraining orders. She moved out of town with their young daughter. But the 19-year-old made one mistake: She let her daughter spend the weekend with the child’s father, Lee Allen, 18. On Monday morning, when Hall went to pick up the baby, Allen allegedly stabbed Hall to death as his own mother watched.


Julio Ramas was shot and killed at the intersection of Tulane Avenue and Carrollton Avenue at approximately 7:45 Saturday morning.

Roderick Sheppard, 18, asz shot to death on Saturday night in the 7000 block of Salem Drive in eastern New Orleans.

Elton Fields, 26, died from bullet wounds to the head, neck and torso, in the 1700 block of North Rocheblave Street. He was dead in the driver’s seat of a parked silver Infiniti M35.

Charles LaFort, no details on NOLA.com.

Curtis Miller, no details on NOLA.com.

Sedale Dorsey, 23, was shot multiple times at the intersection of South Liberty and St. Andrew streets.

Sgt. Ryan E. Lekosky was honored today with a memorial service in the chapel at the Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base in Belle Chasse. Lekosky, 23, died from stab wounds Sunday after getting into an argument with a motorist in the French Quarter. Police said Lekosky and his wife were walking on the sidewalk shortly after 3:30 a.m. when a man drove alongside them and allegedly began yelling inappropriate comments about Lekosky’s wife.


Thomas Jessie, no details on NOLA.com

A 35-year-old man was shot Thursday night in eastern New Orleans and died later at a hospital. Tirrell Shortridge of New Orleans was found in a driveway in the 4800 block of America Street, but he was shot in the 4500 block of that street, authorities said.

A teenager was shot dead Tuesday night near the intersection of Music and North Prieur streets, about a block from a public pocket park. Rodney Coleman, 17, was shot multiple times, including a shot to his face. The shooting in the 2400 block of N. Prieur Street occurred about 6:30 p.m.

Moments after gunshots roared through the 7th Ward on Sunday night, a lone snapshot appeared on the Internet. Messy Mya, a comedian and You Tube Internet sensation, was killed Sunday in a 7th Ward shooting. In it, a 22-year-old man is lying cheek to the ground, crimson pooling around his neck. His eyes are closed, his torso curled. Chaos explodes around him, with the arms of others pressed to the back of his head. And someone is holding a cell phone just inches from his face. This is how the world learned of Messy Mya’s death. The local rapper and comedian, whose insulting videos made him an online sensation, died Sunday about 8 p.m. near the corner of St. Anthony and North Rocheblave streets. [liberally quoting a story by Brendan McCarthy of The Times-Picayune.]

A Gentilly husband and wife who were well-known in the community died in their house Sunday morning from what police believe to be a murder-suicide. Relatives found Alfred, 66, and Clara Anderson, 55, in the 3300 block of Marigny Street around 8 a.m. Clara Anderson was lying on the floor of the bathroom with stab wounds, and Alfred Anderson had hanged himself, police said.

New Orleans police said officers responded to reports of a shooting at the corner of Canal and Dauphine streets about 3:30 a.m. Friday. They arrived to find Earl Wheeler, 21. lying on the sidewalk, wounded by multiple bullets. Earl Wheeler spent his last Thanksgiving at work, pouring and serving drinks at Pat O’Brien’s in the French Quarter until well after midnight. After his shift ended, he and some of his co-workers piled into several cars and went out to celebrate the holiday. A young man walked in front of the car Wheeler rode in. He slammed his palm on the hood. Wheeler, 21, got out to confront the man — but the man pulled out a gun and shot Wheeler dead, according to officials.

Eric Roy, no story on NOLA.com.

Melvin Sissler, 36, was found lying in the street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds about 9:45 a.m. in the 1700 block of Tour0,

Officers were called to the 1800 block of Touro and found 24-year-old Ricky Lumar inside a house suffering from gunshot wounds. Lumar was shot when he answered a knock at the door. “You ain’t safe inside. You’re not safe outside,” Lumar’s niece said. “It’s not the police. It’s the people out here on the street you gotta be scared of.”


A 19-year-old man was shot dead Wednesday night near O. Perry Walker High School and another 19-year-old man was injured. The dead man was identified as Torrance Massey, a former quarterback at O. Perry Walker. The shooting occurred shortly after 8 p.m. on a private road in the 2800 block of Gen. Meyer Avenue, not far from the main entrance to the high school.

A 17-year-old boy died Sunday, a day after being shot in the head on the West Bank. Yul Shorty, died from a gunshot wound to his head, about 7:20 p.m. Saturday in the 1500 block of Southlawn Boulevard in Algiers.

A 42-year-old man was found stabbed to death in his Central City home Wednesday, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office said.
Scott Gault was stabbed once in his chest and had been dead for a few days before authorities found his body. Officers found Gault’s body about 4:15 p.m. after his landlord called police about a kicked in back door on the house in the 2000 block of Simon Bolivar Avenue.

Kendall Raines, 24, died from multiple gunshot wounds to his neck. According to police, the shooting happened about 3:30 a.m. near Louisa Street and Almonaster Avenue in the Desire neighborhood.

New Orleans officials have confirmed that 28-year-old Renetta Lowe, known as “Magnolia Shorty,” was shot and killed while sitting inside a vehicle in eastern New Orleans. The second victim, also shot while in the vehicle, has been identified as 25-year-old Jerome “Man Man” Hampton.

Melvin Yovany Montes, 27, of New Orleans, died from a gunshot wound to his chest. The shooting happened about 3:20 a.m. in the 3000 block of Louisiana Avenue Parkway. The shooting happened about 3:20 a.m. in the 3000 block of Louisiana Avenue Parkway.

Josh Leblanc, 39, died from complications from gunshot wounds. The shooting happened about 2:45 p.m. on Dec. 4 in the 1100 block of Forstall Street near the corner of Marais Street.

An Algiers man was found shot to death a few blocks from his home Monday morning in the 3600 block of Blair Street. Police found the victim lying in the street near the rear wheel of a parked car. While authorities did not immediately identify the victim, family members said he was Christian Francis, 21.

37-year-old Andre Joseph died in a shooting that occurred around 9 p.m. Monday in the 2100 block of North Villiere Street.

The man found dead from an apparent gunshot wound to the head Tuesday morning has been identified as 31-year-old Richard Walker. A maintenance man discovered Walker around 9 a.m. in an apartment complex at 6881 Parc Brittany Boulevard in eastern New Orleans.

Floyd Tapson, 50, of Slidell, who was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at 10:58 p.m. Responding to a report of a shooting found Tapson in a pick-up truck on Almonaster Avenue near Liberty Terrace, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

About 10 minutes earlier, Jonathan Hall, 27, was pronounced dead after he was shot inside a residence at 1225 St. Roch Ave. Hall lived in New Orleans but was believed to be from New York state, where his family lives.

Delmer Soto Arteaga, 25, was pronounced dead at 11:10 p.m., after he was shot inside the residence at 1815 Allen St.

Jesus Sanchez Espinosa, about 35 years of age, died of a gunshot wound to the head in a residence in the 1800 block of North Prieur Street.

Parviz Hajiloo was shot more than once in the head at Second and South Liberty streets.

New Orleans police are investigating the death of a woman in the 4800 block of Hayne Boulevard, near the Southern University at New Orleans campus. The death is still unclassified, but police said her body was badly burned.


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[…] The list is long so I’ve placed it on a page here. […]


2. Rachel Dangermond - January 13, 2011

not big on statistics as telling a story – this list is fucking frightening


3. Dangermond.org » Blog Archive » Balanced reporting - January 13, 2011

[…] which has a different skew on the same city I am living in and today I read with mouth agape the List. It’s humbling to remember that no matter how many years between us and the Dark Ages we […]


4. Dangermond.org » Blog Archive » Scales removed - March 17, 2011

[…] a gun to your head and you say, “Don’t Shoot.” A New Orleans blogger is keeping track of all the murder […]


5. mardiclaw - March 24, 2011

😦 sad indeed.


6. Gavin - September 20, 2011

Very sad.
Do you know if this victim below was related to the late great singer Lee Dorsey?

Sedale Dorsey, 23, was shot multiple times at the intersection of South Liberty and St. Andrew streets.


Mark Folse - September 28, 2011

Don’t know, but now I’m curious and I’ll have to find out and post it.


7. brandi - January 26, 2012

This is very scarey. What’s even worse is that this city is not getting better


8. Kourtney Predium - August 27, 2012

I have been looking for my exboyfriend for years now.Thanks to you I know where he is. I’m lost for words right now I been crying since I seen this. I really was hoping he was just in jail maybe that was the reason I could not find him…..He dead!! And I miss him so much. I can’t stop thinking about the way he would call my name 🙂 I loved the way he talked. He was such a good guy just caught up in that street life. I hope his kids are ok and his family. I never got the opportunity to meet his mom because she was in new Orleans and I was in lake Charles but we spoke on the phone. I miss him so much omg. I’m gonna end this now saying I love and miss you Algeron Washington


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12. Bar - November 4, 2014

Need help finding info about family members murder, Jeffrey J. James,(RIP), killed NOLA about 7-10 years ago. Any info would be helpful. Thank you.


13. lisa - June 21, 2015

Omg so sad this is just sad


14. Need Help - September 12, 2015

I’m looking for any info on my best fiend from the French Quarter area that died just before Christmas of 2013. Her name is Mary Warren and she was originally from Boston. She was in her late 40s, blonde, small frame. She looked much younger.
Her body was shipped to Boston in Jan 2014 but nobody knows what happened to her. Any help would be very appreciated. I miss her so much


Janelle - January 9, 2022

His name isn’t Jessie it’s Jesse Terry and he was my brother ❤️💔


15. Christan - November 17, 2015

I would love to know if there is a list somewhere with the names of 2006 – 2008 victims…


The Typist - November 17, 2015

I don’t think NOLA.com kept a running log of murder-related stories before the start of this list. And sadly it ends when I just became too discouraged to continue. So much of this activity started around the time of the Dinneral Shavers and Helen Hill murders. I have done my small part to make sure none are forgotten–for they were all once as my own children, as lambs at the feet of Jesus, however life steered them down the wrong path or around the wrong corner–even though the Internet is a transient memorial.


16. Mooch - October 11, 2017

My cousin is on the list😥 R.I.P. Algeron


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