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NOPD Seeking Information in Investigation of Fifth District Homicide

by Aaron E. Looney

May 16, 2023

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Fifth District, Homicide

NOPD Seeking Information in Investigation of Fifth District Homicide

The NOPD is investigating a homicide that occurred this evening (May 16, 2023) in the 4100 block of Saint Claude Avenue that left one person dead.

At about 8:47 p.m., NOPD Fifth District officers responded to a call of a shot person at the location. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive male subject down at the location. The victim was found to have sustained a gunshot wound(s) and was transported to a local hospital, where he was declared deceased.

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 on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Detective Matthew Riffle at 504-658-5300, or to report information anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.


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