Eight people were shot dead on Sunday night (April 22) in the city of New Orleans, including one deadly hit. The police said the same man had committed three of the four shootings, and since Sunday night, the investigators have not determined whether the deadly shooting was also related to the demise of this man.
One of the victims was a NOPD officer Michael Harrison, according to NOPD chief. The officer suffered a graying wound on his chest in the block of 1900 on St. Roch Avenue, Harrison said, and he is being treated, but in good condition.
According to Harrison, 25-year-old Charles Williams was asked on Sunday evening from a "domestic matter" to a "violent crime affair". At around 4:30 pm, Williams drove into the 1
Three people were shot and taken to the University Medical Center, Harrison said, where they were reported in stable condition.
Then Williams went to the 1400 block of N. Derbigny Street, Harrison said, where he shot a victim in the face. "That person is in surgery while we speak," Harrison said around 7:30 pm. That Sunday night, a white four-door sedan crashed into a fence, and the officers examined two other tan-colored cars, one of which had a windshield and a window.
From North Derbigny Street, Wiliams walked into the 1700 block Desire Parkway, where he stole a car in an armed carjacking.
After that Williams returned to the 1900 block of St. Roch Avenue and fired shots from the stolen red Toyota Corolla to officers who were still processing the first shooting scene. A bullet grazed an officer whom Harrison did not want to mention, who was taken to the hospital in a stable condition.
Officers chased Williams across the city until he collapsed in Mid-City and turned the stolen car near the intersection of North Carrollton and Flowerdale Court, according to Harrison. Williams carried a gun when he came out of the upturned Toyota, but dropped it and was caught peacefully, Harrison said.
The gun was seen on the ground on Sunday.
Williams has two prior arrests in Orleans Parish, records show. In 2010 he was booked with illegal weapons and a resistance to an officer. He pleaded guilty and received a six-month probation and six months probation. In 2013, he was booked with possession of marijuana and illegally holding a gun to show court records.
Williams was also booked in Jefferson Parish with heavy slump in 2014, but the charges were ultimately denied.
Probable basic documents sworn in by the Kenner Police included cases of domestic violence: a man identified with the same name and date of birth when Williams arrived at an ex-girlfriend's home and asked for an interview. The ex-girlfriend did not answer, but a male friend came to pick her up, and Williams "got angry" and kicked the door open, a police sworn statement. Williams chased his ex-girlfriend into her bedroom, beat her with her fists and kicked her in the neck, the report said. He also hit her with a broomstick and threw a body mirror across the room, the affidavit states. When the police arrived, they saw Williams chasing his ex-girlfriend through an alley. She fled to a family member and he was eventually found hiding in a nearby backyard. The police said Williams also threw the ex-girlfriend's mobile phone on a roof while hiding, according to the affidavit.
NOPD also reported a deadly shot on Sunday night, and Harrison said that this was not the case, nor was it known whether the murder was linked to the three other shootings.
The deadly shooting also caused a major accident in the 2400 block of Elysian Fields Avenue. According to a woman whose car was hit during the accident, five cars were involved.
According to Harrison, the man was shot dead in an unknown location and tried to drive away as he drove the brown Audi into a black Lincoln Town Car. The man was declared dead at the scene. Harrison said the location of the shooting is not yet known.
One woman said she was driving down Elysian Fields Avenue when the front of her car was hit by a truck. She said that she had not noticed the severity of the accident until she came over and saw the crushed city car and the Audi that hit it. The woman said she had been "shocked" and when she learned that the accident was caused by a shooting, she was "even more shocked".
According to NOPD spokesman Gary Scheets, two people in the city car were brought to UMC and reported in stable condition. None of the other cars involved in the accident was involved in the shooting, Scheets said, describing them as "uninvolved bystanders."
A woman at the scene said she was in a car near St. Roch Avenue when she heard gunfire and saw two men in a red car shooting at a brown car. The woman said she heard that the shooters had fired at least four shots before persecuting each other on the street.
"I was so scared, we left the street to get away," she said. The woman said she had been turned over while trying to avoid the shooting, but eventually she ended up on Elysian Fields Avenue and saw the car accident. As she looked closer, she said, she recognized the brown Audi from filming in St. Roch.
Two other women arrived in the scene of the Elysian Fields, sobbing loudly and shouting, "This is my baby's car! Oh god, he's dead," when a group of people came to surround her and comfort her to donate.
"This is not my baby," she called. "Where is he? Where is he? He was so good. "
After the investigators removed the tarp from the crashed car and opened the door, a man was seen lying in the driver's seat, two men holding the tarpaulin to block the body on one side and on the other side a Crime Lab van parked, blood on the air cushion, and the man's legs visible from the street.
A man posing as Neil said he lives in St. Roch Avenue, Block 1900. Neil said he heard at least 10 shots as he parked his car and saw a group of kids run away and "hit the ground."
Nearby became a basketball and baseball game and the block was full of people watching and enjoying a barbecue when the shooting took place, according to Neil.
"Look, there are kids everywhere. I'm saddened by the family of the victims, but I'm just glad none of those children were caught in the crossfire, "said Neil.
At a scene in North Villere, about three blocks from the 1400 block of North Derbigny, A gray-brown Ford Focus sat on the sidewalk, the windshield and the rear passenger window were broken, a white car crashed onto a fence at the intersection of Nord-Villere and Kerlerec streets, the car still seemed to be running and the rear tire was turning
A man and a woman at the scene said they both stopped shooting before the crash, and the woman said she heard "two shots" and was released.
Sunday saw a shootout near the intersection of South Carrollton and Spruce Street shot into the leg around 12:30 pm Details of the victim being taken to the Ochsner Medical Center were unknown on Sunday night.  59002] In the last hours of Sunday night, it was reported that a man had been bullet wounded in the chest to the University Medical Center, according to the NOPD.
"A call that reported the incident that took place near the intersection of the Marais and French roads was received shortly after 9.30pm," the police said.
NOLA.com | Times Picayune reporter Beau Evans, photographer Michael DeMocker and editor Diana Samuels contributed to the report.
Note: This story has been updated to reflect the correct location for the shootout in 1400's block of North Derbigny Street.