The NOPD is investigating a homicide that occurred in the Second District this morning (January 4, 2022).
Around 8:52 a.m. Second District officers responded to a call of a male down outside of an abandoned business in the 8000 block of Olive Street.
Upon arrival, they discovered an unknown black male adult suffering from apparent blunt force trauma. EMS pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.
NOPD detectives are in the process of gathering information to identify the person(s) responsible as well as a motive.
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 Nick Davis is leading the ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 504-658-5300 or call Crimestoppers anonymously at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-7867.