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Carl Bridgewater Sr.

Man murdered almost a year after his wife was violently gunned down

  • Last updated: August 3, 2023
  • New Orleans, LA
  • November 17, 2011

Overview of Carl Bridgewater Sr.

Carl Stevens Bridgewater, Sr. was born on October 21, 1980, in New Orleans. He was the widower to Renetta Lowe, aka Magnolia Shorty, who was well known in the south as a bounce rapper, who died almost one year earlier. Carl was only 31 years old and was expecting his first child, Carl Bridgewater, Jr., at the time of his death.

On Thursday, November 17, 2011, at around 3:19 pm, Carl was found lying next to a vehicle in the 3300 block of Loyola Ave. in New Orleans. He had been shot multiple times in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators are still looking for possible suspects and motives, and no arrests have been made. This case is still open.


  1. Date Found:November 17, 2011
  2. Date of Death:November 17, 2011
  3. Birthday:October 21, 1980
  4. Age at Incident:31
  5. Race:African-American / Black
  6. Gender:Male

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