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John Fuller, an attorney who provided legal representation at a magistrate bond hearing for Cardell Hayes, talks to reporters outside municipal court after the hearing in New Orleans, Sunday, April 10, 2016. Hayes is accused of shooting and killing former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith and wounding his wife by gunfire, after a traffic accident Saturday night. (Gerald Herbert/AP)
John Fuller, an attorney who provided legal representation at a magistrate bond hearing for Cardell Hayes, talks to reporters outside municipal court after the hearing in New Orleans, Sunday, April 10, 2016. Hayes is accused of shooting and killing former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith and wounding his wife by gunfire, after a traffic accident Saturday night. (Gerald Herbert/AP)
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The shooting death of Will Smith, a former New Orleans Saints defensive end, occurred Saturday in the city's affluent Lower Garden District, ending a violent week for the city.

In the past few weeks, at least four rapes were reported and multiple people were shot in separate incidents, including a couple murdered as they lay in bed with their infant daughter.

Here & Now host Peter O'Dowd speaks with Matt Sledge, who covers police and crime at the New Orleans Advocate, about the streak of violent crimes in New Orleans, and how residents are responding.

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  • Matt Sledge, a reporter at The New Orleans Advocate. He tweets @mgsledge.

This segment aired on April 11, 2016.

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