The NOPD is investigating a homicide that occurred in the early hours today (February 10, 2020), in the 5700 block of Crowder Boulevard.
At about 12:39 a.m., NOPD Seventh District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting in the block. Upon arrival, officers discovered an unresponsive male victim lying in the street at the intersection of Crowder and Lake Forest boulevards suffering from apparent gunshot wound(s). The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) responsible in this incident, as well as a motive.
No further information is available at this time. The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will determine official cause of death and release the victim's name, upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.
Homicide Detective Theo Kent is in charge of the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300 with any information regarding this incident.
Citizens with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.