Early Sunday (7.10.11) morning around 3:45 a.m., a 25-year-old white gun-toting guy from New Iberia went berserk, wounding a bar's bouncer and winding up being gunned down dead by a NOPD 8th District cop.
[Believe it or not, there appears to have been two "Justin Schaubert"s, both from New Iberia. Friends and lovers of the fella in the picture we published last week from his Facebook page claim he is not the one involved in the shooting; they say this picture from the obituary published in the Daily Iberian newspaper is the dead one. We are awaiting further confirmation from the surviving Justin Schaubert.]
By Wednesday (7.13.11) 8th District detective John Ball had identified Michael F. Fulton, 21, as the suspect who passed the gun to the shooter. He was arrested at a residence at 1952 N. Tonti St. and was booked around 2 p.m. into Central Lockup, charged with 2 counts of aggravated battery. He is being held on $200,000 bond.
Fulton is not cooperating with police in naming his accomplice, the shooter, who is still at large. Police say he is in his 20's, 5'9" to 6" tall, weighing 180 pounds with a medium build, wearing a black cap, black shirt, blue jean shorts, and white shoes. He was firing a black semi-automatic handgun.
Caught on tape: 8th District detectives have found video surveillance tapes recorded in the 600 block of Barracks Street that they believe show the getaway car in a robbery in that block and 3 other robberies last week.
The getaway vehicle was believed to be a white-colored newer model Dodge Durango. The video footage showed the SUV driving toward the robbery and then backing down the street against traffic after the robbery toward Chartres Street.
- 635 Barracks St., 4:50 a.m.: A white couple, he 29, she 21, were sitting on their porch when a black robber came up, pulled a pistol and demanded their money.
- 1900 Burgundy St., 3:00 a.m.: Two white women, one 20, the other 22, were walking down the street when the black robber pulled his pistol and demanded their money. They complied and he told them to run away.
- St. Charles Avenue & Jena Street, 5:30 a.m.: Investigated by the NOPD 2nd District.
- 1300 Ursulines Ave., 3:15 a.m., the day before, on Wednesday (7.6.11): Investigated by the NOPD 1st District.
Blacks are victims too: Last Saturday (7.9.11) afternoon around 4:15 p.m. a 13-year-old black boy was standing near Bourbon and Canal streets holding a bag containing tennis shoes he had just bought there at Foot Locker. Up came another black boy on a bicycle who asked if he could try on the victim's new shoes. The victim refused and the biker grabbed the bag containing the shoes and fled on his bike.
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Crimes last week in the 8th District
Theft, 500 Bourbon, 2:26 a.m.
Shoplifting, 107 Chartres, 5:55 a.m.
Theft, 116 University, 6:01 a.m.
Theft, 135 Chartres, 7:24 a.m.
Rape, 334 O'Keefe, 11:23 a.m.
Armed Robbery, 100 Exchange Pl, 2:13 p.m.
Auto Burglary, 600 Decatur, 5:16 p.m.
Theft, 440 Bourbon, 10:22 p.m.
Auto Theft, 1100 Burgundy, 11:03 p.m.
Theft, 310 Carondelet, 12:19 p.m.
Theft, 850 Convention Center, 1:44 p.m.
Business Burglary, 823 St Louis, 3:19 p.m.
Auto Theft, N Diamond & Tchoupitoulas, 3:25 p.m.
Armed Robbery, 900 Common, 4:07 p.m.
Auto Burglary, Bourbon & Canal, 4:50 p.m.
Armed Robbery, Loyola & Tulane, 11:56 p.m.
Simple Robbery, Frenchmen & Royal, 3:13 a.m.
Theft , 600 St Ann St, 2:28 p.m.
Auto Theft, 600 N Rampart St, 3:46 p.m.
Shoplifting (attempt), 1021 Decatur St, 6:06 p.m.
Bicycle Theft, Dauphine & St Louis, 12:02 p.m.
Shoplifting, 917 Decatur, 2:57 p.m.
Auto Theft, 920 Frenchmen, 11:03 p.m.
Armed Robbery, 1900 Burgundy, 3:17 a.m.
Armed Robbery, 635 Barracks, 4:55 a.m.
Auto Theft, 427 S Rampart, 9:03 a.m.
Theft, 843 Camp, 9:56 a.m.
Shoplifting, 619 Decatur, 3:04 p.m.
Business Burglary, 600 Bourbon, 4:03 p.m.
Theft, 717 Canal, 4:13 p.m.
Auto Theft, 1000 Magazine, 10:29 p.m.
Shoplifting, 1415 Tulane, 9:38 a.m.
Theft, 204 St Charles, 5:09 p.m.
Aggravated Battery, 619 Decatur, 9:35 p.m.
Shooting, 100 Bourbon, 10:54 p.m.
Theft, 700 Bourbon, 11:24 p.m.
Theft, 242 Bourbon, 1:38 a.m.
Theft, 225 Bourbon, 5:16 a.m.
Auto Burglary, 820 Poydras, 10:20 a.m.
Auto Burglary, Girod & St Charles, 11:19 a.m.
Auto Burglary, 820 Poydras, 11:23 a.m.
Simple Robbery, Bourbon & Canal, 4:15 p.m.
Auto Burglary, 300 N Rampart, 5:53 p.m.
Theft, 135 St Charles, 7:15 p.m.