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

new orleans
Source: New Orleans police; MEGA

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

Link to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email

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.

Article continues below advertisement

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.

Article continues below advertisement

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.

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.

Article continues below advertisement

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.


Become a Front Page Detective

Sign up to receive breaking
Front Page Detectives
news and exclusive investigations.

More Stories

© Copyright 2022 Empire Media Group, Inc. Front Page Detectives is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.