The NOPD is investigating a homicide this evening (December 8, 2021) in the 400 block of North Claiborne Avenue that left one person dead.
At about 4:57 p.m., NOPD First District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting at the intersection of North Claiborne Avenue and Conti Street. Upon arrival, officers discovered an unresponsive adult male victim lying on the sidewalk in the 1700 block of Conti Street and having sustained a gunshot wound. The victim was declared deceased at the scene.
Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) responsible for this incident, as well as a motive. No additional details are available at this time.
The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will identify the victim and official cause of death upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.
Homicide Detective Tanisha Smith is in charge of the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.