Joycelyn Bland

Joycelyn Bland

A 26-year-old man has been arrested in the shooting death of a woman in the 7th Ward one week ago, according to Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office records. 

Tajee Donaldson is accused of gunning down 40-year-old Joycelyn Bland in the 2400 block of Allen Street June 2 at about 9 p.m., according to the New Orleans Police Department.

Michelle Bland, Joycelyn's mother, said last week that police were looking for her boyfriend. 

Police found Bland at the house suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Paramedics brought her to an area hospital where she later died. She is the ninth woman shot dead in less than two months in New Orleans.

Donaldson was jailed on counts of second degree murder, criminal trespass, theft and access device fraud, records show.  His arrest is the third in the recent spike of violence against women in the city.

He is set to appear in magistrate court at 3 p.m. Friday for a bond hearing. 

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