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NOPD Investigating Homicide in Fifth District

by Aaron E. Looney

July 10, 2024

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Fifth District, Homicide

NOPD Investigating Homicide in Fifth District

The NOPD is investigating a homicide that occurred this morning (July 10, 2024) in the 2700 block of Decatur Street and left an adult male victim dead.

At about 7:23 a.m., NOPD Fifth District officers responded to a call of a deceased individual at the location. Upon arrival, officers located the victim unresponsive inside of a residence. The victim was subsequently declared deceased on scene. Through additional investigation, officers found evidence of trauma and notified Homicide Section detectives.

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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