The NOPD is investigating a homicide that occurred this evening (February 25, 2022) in the 6300 block of Chef Menteur Highway that left one person deceased.
At about 9:06 p.m. NOPD Seventh District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting at the location. Upon arrival, officers located and unresponsive male victim on scene having sustained a gunshot wound. The victim was transported via EMS to a local hospital, where he was later declared deceased. At that time, the incident was reclassified as a homicide.
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 Christopher Puccio leads the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300 with any additional information on this incident. Those with information may also call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.