Raheem Wright, left, and Shalik Allen, were both booked on counts of attempted murder and attempted feticide in the shooting of the mother of Wright's unborn baby, police said. (Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office)
Father of pregnant teen's unborn baby booked with trying to kill her in Algiers
Police say Raheem Wright, 20, set up his 16-year-old girlfriend by taking her for a walk near the Algiers levee while his friend, Shalik Allen, 17, stood atop the levee and shot her in the neck, chest and back.
Wright, along with Allen and a third man, brought the woman to the 11000 block of Patterson Drive at 11 p.m. Sunday under the guise of showing her some horses he "claimed to have," according to the warrant written by Detective Robert King Jr.
The pair got out of the car and started to walk toward a barn or house, where the horses were supposedly located. At that point, however, the front passenger of the car, identified as Allen, stood atop the levee and fired shots at the woman, striking her several times, police said.
The suspects then fled the area, leaving the victim "for dead," the detective wrote.
Meanwhile, the victim managed to run to the barn or house, where a resident called 911 for her, police said. She was unable to speak and taken to a hospital in critical condition. Both she and the unborn baby are now in stable condition, police said.
Commander Shaun Ferguson of the NOPD's 4th District, which covers Algiers, told WDSU-TV that police were able to solve the case quickly because the victim was able to give police a "thumbs up" when they asked if her boyfriend was involved.
"Usually when we have a female victim one of the first things we try to determine is if it's domestic related," Ferguson told the station.
The victim confirmed the identities of both Allen and Wright, police said. All three are from Gretna, records show.
Both were booked late Tuesday on counts of attempted second-degree murder and attempted first-degree feticide. Each is being held in Orleans Parish Prison in lieu of $500,000 bond, records show.
31-year-old sophomore at E. Texas high school arrested
A woman is behind bars after allegedly pretending to be an East Texas high school student.
Charity Anne Johnson, 31, was enrolled at New Life Christian School in Longview as a sophomore. Longview police say Johnson was arrested Tuesday night at an apartment in the 400 block of S. High Street after giving officers a fake name and birthday.
Officer Debra Stiles said Johnson gave officers the name "Charity Stevens." This is the same alias Johnson used to enroll at New Life Christian School.
A spokesperson for the school said Johnson was brought in to enroll with a person who was her guardian. She enrolled in the school, giving a date of birth that indicated she was 15. On Tuesday, staff at the school discovered her identification was fake. She had been a student there since October 2013.
Tamica Lincoln says back in March, Charity told her she was 15 and needed a place to stay. "I sympathized with her, and invited her into my home. I took her in as a child, did her hair, got her clothes and shoes..."
"I just don't know why she did it. Why put yourself and others at risk to do something like this?" she wonders. "I have deep concerns about her being who we don't know she is, and then she's out there at the school."
As soon as Lincoln and Paul Ward suspected Charity was using a fake identity, they called the police and went straight to the school.
"Teachers were crying and students were crying, and her best friend just couldn't believe it."
School officials wouldn't go on camera, but they say a notice about the situation will be sent home Thursday with students. Lincoln posted a picture of Charity on Facebook, and asked if anyone knew her. The response is surprising."
"I've reached out to four different women off of Facebook that she has contacted. Florida, here in Longview, Minnesota."
None of those people want any further contact with Charity. They tell us that they hope she has time in jail to think about the pain she caused with her lies.
Johnson was arrested for failure to identify/giving false, fictitious information. She remains in the Gregg County Jail on $500 bond.
I'm 40. I'm broke. And I've got ZERO employable skills ... outside of my athletic talents.
Please don't make me pay my estranged wife's attorney's fees in our divorce.
That's essentially the message T.O. sent a judge in new legal docs ... in which he explains why he shouldn't have to pony up for Rachel Snider's legal fees.
In the docs, T.O. says his marriage to Snider was only for 3 days .. yet she hired a fancy lawyer who charges through the nose -- and he simply can't afford to pay ... now or ever.
In fact, Owens explains, "Besides my athletic abilities, I do not have any special skill set or education that makes me employable. I use my celebrity status as a former NFL player as much as possible as I struggle to earn a living to support my children."
Owens says Snider isn't just trying to hurt his wallet -- she's also dead set on destroying his image in the media.
The couple was married on January 23rd ... and separated on January 26th. And since then, they've been at war for 105 days and counting.
PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police have arrested a man
who they say gave fatal amounts of cocaine and other drugs to his
Thomas Everett Holland, 38, faces charges of first degree child abuse and manslaughter.
the morning of January 26, police responded to United Medical Center in
Southeast, D.C. for a death investigation. Police say Holland had taken
his unresponsive son there for treatment.
Autopsy and toxicology
tests revealed a number of drugs in the child's system, including toxic
levels of cocaine, acetaminophen and codeine. Given the amount of toxic
drugs and chemicals in the child's system, police say the drugs were not
Holland was arrested on May 15 and remains in custody at the Department of Corrections.
Alaska Man Treats Gunshot To The Head With Ointment
HOMER, Alaska (AP) — A 43-year-old Anchor Point man is
expected to make a full recovery after initially treating a gunshot
wound to the head for five days with an antibiotic ointment.
State Troopers say the gun went off as James Doppler was handling it
last weekend. Troopers say his girlfriend urged him to go the hospital
but he refused, believing at the time he didn't need outside help to
tend the wound.
However, in the following days, troopers say he
began experiencing symptoms associated with a head wound. Agency
spokeswoman Beth Ipsen in an email declined to detail the symptoms,
because of health privacy laws, but said it was a "serious, but non-life
The symptoms prompted him to seek treatment Thursday at the Homer hospital, where troopers took a report.
Manhattan man is suing the city of New York, along with a coffee chain, a
New Jersey university, and an airport, for
$2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. No, that's not a
Here’s a math question: what is one trillion, times one trillion, times one trillion, times two?
The answer is the amount that a Manhattan man is suing New York City, Au Bon Pain, Hoboken University, LaGuardia Airport, the MTA, and thousands of others for, all over an alleged dog bite.
Anton Purisima filed his two undecillion dollar lawsuit
(that’s $2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) last month,
after his middle finger was supposedly bitten and infected by a
“rabies-infected” dog on a city bus. A “Chinese couple” took photos of
him without asking, Gothamist reports, and he’s routinely overcharged for coffee at LaGuardia Airport. (This is apparently related to the dog bite.)
Purisima has previously sued the People’s Republic of China and several major banks including Wells Fargo, JP Morgan and Wachovia.
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