The NOPD is investigating a homicide today (January 31, 2021) in the 7800 block of Paris Road that left one person dead.
At about 7:27 a.m., NOPD Seventh District officers responded to a call of a person slumped over in a vehicle in the grass at the location. Upon arrival, officers located the subject in a silver vehicle and having sustained a gunshot wound(s). The victim was declared deceased at the scene.
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 Thaddeus Williams is in charge of the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.