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NOPD Investigating Homicide in Eighth District

by Aaron E. Looney

January 5, 2024

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Eighth District, Homicide

NOPD Investigating Homicide in Eighth District

The NOPD is investigating a homicide that occurred in the early hours today (January 5, 2024) at the intersection of Bourbon and Kerelec streets and left one person dead.

At about 1:32 a.m., NOPD Eighth District officers responded to a call of a shot person at the location. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male gunshot wound victim. EMS arrived on scene soon after and later pronounced the victim deceased on scene.

Investigators are gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) responsible for this incident and a motive. No additional details are currently available.

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will identify the victim and official cause of death upon completion of the autopsy and notification of the family.

Anyone with additional information that can assist in this investigation is urged to contact NOPD Homicide Section detectives at 504-658-5300. Those wishing to report information anonymously can do so by calling Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.


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