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NOPD Investigating Homicide in Sixth District

by Aaron E. Looney

December 31, 2021

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Assault/Battery, Homicide, Sixth District

NOPD Investigating Homicide in Sixth District

The NOPD is investigating a homicide that occurred today (December 31, 2021) at the  intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and South Prieur Street that left one person dead and two injured.

At about 1:01 p.m., NOPD Sixth District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting at the location. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim at the scene having sustained a gunshot wound(s), and a female victim having sustained a graze gunshot wound to the leg. The female victim refused medical treatment at the scene. The male victim discovered at the scene was transported via EMS to a local hospital, where he was declared deceased.

During investigation, officers were notified of a male victim with a gunshot wound to the leg arriving at a local hospital via private conveyance.

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 deceased victim and official cause of death upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.

Homicide Detective Michael Poliukis 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.