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NOPD Re-Books Suspect on Murder Charge in Homicide Investigation

by Aaron E. Looney

February 20, 2023

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Good Police Work, Homicide, Partnerships, Sixth District

NOPD Re-Books Suspect on Murder Charge in Homicide Investigation

The NOPD has arrested Mansour Mbodj (black male, DOB: 10-17-2001) in the investigation of a homicide that occurred on February 19, 2023, at the intersection of Saint Charles Avenue and Terpsichore Street that left one person dead and four others wounded.

NOPD officers and partnering law enforcement officers were in the vicinity when they heard shots fired at around 9:30 p.m. Upon arrival at the location, officers discovered five victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Those victims included three males and two females. One of the female victims was identified as a 4-year-old child, while the deceased male iss described as a teenager between the ages of 15 and 18.

All of the victims were taken to the hospital by EMS, where the teenaged male victim was later pronounced deceased. The other four victims were treated and subsequently released from medical care.

A quick response by NOPD and partner agencies including the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police and the Louisiana Department of Corrections led to the arrest near the scene of a suspected perpetrator – later identified as Mbodj. Two weapons were also confiscated during the investigation. Mbodj was arrested and booked at the time on a charge of illegal carrying of a weapon.

As the investigation progressed, NOPD Homicide Unit detectives positively identified Mbodj as the perpetrator of the homicide. Today, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Mbodj on an additional count of second-degree murder. Mbodj was re-booked accordingly.

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will provide official identification of the deceased victim and determine official cause of death, upon completion of autopsy.

Investigation into this incident remains active and ongoing. Anyone with additional information that can assist in this investigation is urged to contact NOPD Homicide Unit Det. James Fyfe with any information at (504) 658-5300 or to call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-7867.