The NOPD is investigating a homicide today at the intersection of North Claiborne Avenue and Poland Avenue.
At about 10:52 a.m., NOPD Fifth District officers responded to a medical call at the location. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim with an unspecified wound seated inside of a silver SUV in the foot of the westbound lanes of the Claiborne Avenue Bridge near Poland Avenue. The victim was declared deceased at the scene. At that time, the incident was reclassified as a homicide.
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 available at this time.
The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will identify the victim and official cause of death upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.
Homicide Detective Christian Recile is in charge of the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.