The NOPD is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred tonight, January 25, 2018 in the 2400 block of Willow Street.
At about 7:31 p.m., Sixth District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered the unresponsive body of a 52-year-old male lying on the street suffering from an apparent gunshot wound(s) to the body. 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.
The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will release the victim’s name and official cause of death.
Homicide Detective Bruce Brueggeman 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.
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