The NOPD is investigating a homicide that occurred today (March 20, 2022) in the 700 block of Bourbon Street that left one person dead
At about 2:05 a.m., NOPD Eighth District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting at the location. Upon arrival, officers located a male subject inside of a business with a gunshot wound to the chest. The victim was declared deceased at the scene. A subject was detained at the scene for questioning.
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.
Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to call NOPD Homicide Detective Walter Edmond at 504-658-5300, or to call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.