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3-Year-Old Shot Dead In New Orleans, Suspect Was Also Wanted In Connection To Another Homicide

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Source: New Orleans police; MEGA

Apr. 28 2022, Published 4:44 p.m. ET

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An 18-year-old is accused of separate fatal shootings — including one that killed a 3-year-old girl.

On April 27, New Orleans police announced the arrest of Donell E. Barthelemy.

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Around 3:45 p.m. on April 26, officers responded to a shots fired call on Burgundy Street. When they arrived, officers found a 3-year-old with a gunshot wound.

The girl was taken to the hospital, where she later died, according to New Orleans police.

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A weapon was found at the scene, authorities said. Police also detained 18-year-old Barthelemy and a 17-year-old for questioning. The 17-year-old was later released, according to police.

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Detectives also learned there was an active warrant for Barthelemy in connection to a New Orleans homicide on Sept. 30. That victim was identified as 34-year-old Brian Thomas.

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Police charged Barthelemy with negligent homicide in connection to the girl’s shooting. He was also charged with second-degree murder in the case of Thomas’s death, police said. Barthelemy was booked into jail after his arrest.

Anyone with information on either shooting is asked to call police at (504) 658-5300.


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