Multiple People Shot Sunday Morning On Packed New Orleans French Quarter Canal Street

NEW ORLEANS, LA. (THECOUNT) — New Orleans police are responding after multiple people were shot on Canal Street Sunday morning, according to reports.

The shooting occurred around 3:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Canal, between Bourbon and Chartres Streets, reports WWL.

Crowds were packed into the French Quarter and Canal Street for the Bayou Classic and Thanksgiving holiday weekend when shot rang out Sunday morning.

Police said a suspect has been apprehended near the scene.

No details were given on how many victims or their extent of their injuries, although initial reports said several were taken to University Medical Center for treatment.

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Geo quick facts: New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico. Nicknamed the “Big Easy,” it’s known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. Embodying its festive spirit is Mardi Gras, the late-winter carnival famed for raucous costumed parades and street parties – wikipedia.

Comedian Andy Dick Savagely Attacked In New Orleans Saturday ICU ‘Possible Brain Bleed’

NEW ORLEANS, LA. (THECOUNT) — Comedian Andy Dick was sucker punched and knocked unconscious while exiting French Quarter nitespot, One Eyed Jacks on Saturday night, according to reports.

The blind side punch caused the 53-year-old actor to fall and strike his head on the pavement, according to witnesses, who said Dick was “knocked out cold” for at least 15 minutes around 2:20 a.m. Saturday.

Dick had finished performing at the One Eyed Jacks nightclub on Toulouse Street early Saturday when he exited the club onto the street where a crowd awaited.

As Dick prepared to enter an Uber vehicle, he was viciously “sucker punched” by an unknown assailant.

The force of the hit caused Dick to fall over a motorcycle and slam his head to the cement curb area.

A musician, also performing at the venue, witnessed the brutal punch and said that he was unable to communicate with Dick and that he was unconscious for at least 15 minutes as he lay flat on his back in the street.

Dick was rushed to an area hospital where he was placed in ICE and observed for possible “brain bleed.”

Dick eventually regained full consciousness and was alert and talking to reporters on Monday. He confirmed that he was “knocked out 100 percent for 15 minutes.” He did not provide an update on his condition as he spoke from a decorated wheelchair.

Robert Couvillion, the promoter of the New Orleans appearances, said that there was no reason for Dick to expect to be attacked after his appearance at One Eyed Jacks, reports NOLA.

“Andy was on his best behavior,” Couvillon said. “Some of his shows are a little wilder. Every show is different. This show was mostly story telling. He didn’t disrespect anyone.”

Couvillion said that he and another man chased the alleged attacker, who escaped.

“I’m honestly stumped, flabbergasted,” Couvillion said of the reason for the attack.

A State Police spokesman said troopers did not make any arrests, issue any citations or obtain any warrants in connection with the case on Toulouse or any incident involving “that particular comedian.”

Couvillon said someone who recognized the attacker gave his name to the performer’s camp, who turned it over to law enforcement. It wasn’t clear if that man was considered to be a suspect in the case.

Dick scheduled performances have been canceled for the foreseeable future.

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Geo quick facts: New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico. Nicknamed the “Big Easy,” it’s known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. Embodying its festive spirit is Mardi Gras, the late-winter carnival famed for raucous costumed parades and street parties – wikipedia.

Andrew H. Wilson Charter School Dean Reginald Field Shot Dead In New Orleans Saturday Night

NEW ORLEANS, LA. (THECOUNT) — Reginald Field, the dean of students at Andrew H. Wilson Charter School in New Orleans, has been identified as one of multiple victims shot dead in the area over the weekend.

Field, 50, the head dean of students at charter school, was shot and killed shortly after midnight Saturday in the 2400 block of A.P. Tureaud Avenue, in the 7th Ward, according to reports.

Within 48 hours from the time Field was killed, 14 other people were wounded or killed by gunfire in New Orleans, according to nola.

Around 10 p.m. the same day as Field’s homicide, two people were shot a block away from where Field was shot dead. Teenagers accounted for at least three of those who were shot.

Both people shot dead Sunday were killed in or on the edge of the 7th Ward neighborhood.

The school is located on General Pershing between South Tonti and South Miro streets. Field has been dean for the last four years.

Anyone with information about Field’s death is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Detective Bruce Brueggeman at 504-658-5300 or provide information anonymously through Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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LA Woman Brandy Myles Arrested In New Orleans Murder Of Danish Biker Poul Hansen

NEW ORLEANS, LA. (THECOUNT) — Brandy Myles has been identified as the New Orleans suspect arrested Thursday in the May 18 shooting death of Danish tourist Poul Hansen.

Hansen, 44, was a military veteran and motorcycle enthusiast who had been touring the south with a group of fellow bikers when he was found shot dead in the 4200 block of America Street, according to WGNO.

On Thursday morning, the NOPD announced they have arrested 36-year-old Myles in connection with the homicide.

Myles, who is currently in custody in Jefferson Parish on unrelated charges, has been re-booked in connection with the NOPD investigation.

Myles will be charged with second degree murder.

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Geo quick facts: New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico. Nicknamed the “Big Easy,” it’s known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. Embodying its festive spirit is Mardi Gras, the late-winter carnival famed for raucous costumed parades and street parties – wikipedia.

Prominent PA Businessman Patrick Murphy Found Murdered In New Orleans Hotel Woman 25 Sought

NEW ORLEANS, LA. (THECOUNT) — Schuylkill County’s most prominent businessman, Patrick Murphy, owner of Pottsville, PA, Murphy Jewelers, was found murdered Thursday morning in a New Orleans hotel room.

Police think it’s a case of homicide and are searching for 25-year-old Megan Hall, in connection to the grisly fatal stabbing.

NOPD says, Murphy, 62, was found stabbed to death at the The Empress Hotel early Thursday morning.

His wife, Kim, was located unharmed in a first-floor room of hotel, located in the 1300 block of Ursulines Avenue shortly before noon.

Police have issued a BOLO for Hall who was last seen on surveillance video entering the hotel with Murphy. She was seen departing the area alone.

Police have not said if Hall and Murphy were acquainted.

According to officials, an arrest warrant has been issued for Hall on charges of second-degree murder, according to 6ABC.

So far, there’s no word on a motive in the deadly stabbing.

Anyone with possible information on the fatal incident should contact police at 911.

Geo quick facts: Schuylkill County is a county in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 148,289. The county seat is Pottsville. The county was created on March 1, 1811, from parts of Berks and Northampton counties and named for the Schuylkill River, which originates in the county – Wikipedia.

LA Pastor David Michael Plessy Goes Missing In New Orleans – Wife Killed In Nov Carjacking

NEW ORLEANS, LA. (THECOUNT) — The New Orleans Police Department say they are searching for missing Louisiana Outreach Pastor, David Michael Plessy.

Jeannot Plessy, the pastor’s wife, was killed in a carjacking in Gentilly back in November.

Plessy was last seen around 8:00 a.m. on New Years Day.

Police say he was last seen leaving his residence in the 3600 block of Havana Street, in New Orleans, LA. on Monday.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of David Michael Plessy is asked to contact NOPD Third District Detectives at 658-6030.

Gentilly is a broad, predominantly middle-class and racially diverse section of New Orleans, Louisiana. The Gentilly neighborhood is bounded by Lake Pontchartrain to the north, France Road to the east, Bayou St. John to the west, and the Louisville and Nashville Railroad to the south, according to Wikipedia.

Marcus “Milk Dud” McNeil ID’d As New Orleans Officer Shot Dead Friday

The New Orleans Police Department released the identity of the police officer shot to death in a New Orleans East shootout early Friday morning.

Marcus McNeil, 29, was shot while on patrol near the intersection of Tara Lane and Lake Forest Boulevard.

McNeil was rushed to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

McNeil was a three-year veteran of the department and served as a Police Officer I assigned to the Seventh District, where he had worked since July of 2015. Continue reading

Toya Wright Brothers Found SHOT DEAD In New Orleans

Reality TV star, Toya Wright, is mourning the death of two of her brother who were gunned down early Sunday morning in New Orleans. Family members confirmed the tragedy on social media.

Casey Johnson and Walter Johnson were discovered lifeless around midnight Sunday inside a car near the city’s 7th Ward. Both men had been shot multiple times and were pronounced dead at the scene.

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Wright, a New Orleans native, is the ex-wife of Lil Wayne and is one of the stars of “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars” on We TV. She is also a musician, author and owner of a Magazine Street boutique. Continue reading

Boycott Beyonce Petition Proposed After Cop Bashing Super Bowl Performance

Beyonce is being threatened with a boycott on the heels of her cop bashing Super Bowl halftime performance.

Among other things, the performance featured a tribute to the Black Panthers as well as the Black Lives Matter movement, leaving many viewers confused and upset.

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Of course Jay Z’s wife’s new song Formation addresses the movement, but her dancers definitely paid their respects by donning outfits, including berets like those worn by members of the Black Panthers. Continue reading

Rudy Giuliani Blasts Beyonce “Anti-Police” Super Bowl Performance

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani blasted singer Beyonce for what he is calling an anti-police Super Bowl 50 halftime show.

Giuliani, who was also a 2008 presidential candidate, made the comments during an appeared on “Fox & Friends” on Monday.

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“I think it was outrageous,” Giuliani said. “It was terrible.” He said the halftime show should be used to provide “decent, wholesome entertainment” and not as a bully pulpit to attack law enforcement officers. Continue reading