The NOPD is investigating a homicide that occurred Thursday night (June 28) in the 1600 block of Pleasure Street.
Third District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting around 9:23 p.m. Upon arrival, officers discovered an adult male victim who was fatally shot at the location. The victim was pronounced dead on scene by EMS.
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.
The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will release the victim’s name and official cause of death, upon completion of autopsy and notification of family. There are no additional details available at this time.
Homicide Detective Jake Engle is leading the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.