The NOPD is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred tonight (January 24, 2018) in the 2600 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Just before 10 p.m., Sixth District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting in the block. Upon arrival, officers discovered an unresponsive male victim lying on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. 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.
Investigation into the incident is ongoing. 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 Michael Poluikis 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