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NOPD Investigating Homicide in Eighth District

by Aaron E. Looney

July 8, 2024

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Eighth District, Homicide

NOPD Investigating Homicide in Eighth District

The NOPD is investigating a homicide that occurred during the early morning hours today (July 8, 2024) at the intersection of Tchoupitoulas Street and Andrew Higgins Boulevard that left one person dead.

At about 1:27 a.m., members of the Orleans Sheriff’s Department working a detail in the area responded to overheard gunfire. Upon arrival, they located an unresponsive adult black male on scene. The victim was declared deceased on scene. Upon further investigation by NOPD Homicide Section detectives, the victim was found to have sustained multiple gunshot wounds.

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 currently available.

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