The NOPD is investigating a homicide that occurred today (May 31, 2020) in the 2900 block of Preston Place
At about 2:36 p.m., NOPD Fourth District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting in the block. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive adult male victim lying in the driveway of a residence. The victim was declared dead at the scene. At that point, NOPD Homicide Unit detectives assumed control of the investigation.
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 Maggie McCourt 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.