Family members of a woman shot and killed in her Algiers home tell Eyewitness News she is the sister of New Orleans rapper Mannie Fresh. Police said the 41-year-old woman, identified by family members as Angela Bryant, was found dead in her home in the 1000 block of Farragut Street around 8 a.m. Thursday from an apparent gunshot wound, although police believe she was gunned down sometime late Wednesday evening. Police said two children - ages three and seven - were at the home at the time of the shooting. Both were found unharmed and safe. Police have asked for the public's help in locating the victim's vehicle - which is missing. It was described as a black 1998 Lexus LS 300 with license plate PTF 205 - it has black tinted windows. Police said they were searching the residence with a fine tooth comb.
Carrie St. Cyr, the mother of the victim, told Eyewitness News Reporter Jill Hezeau that Bryant just got married in October. She said Wednesday was her birthday and the family had gone out to dinner to celebrate. She said the victim's husband was out of town, but that he was on his way back.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111. Callers do not have to leave a name and could be eligible for a reward.