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NOPD Makes Quick Arrest in Fifth District Homicide

by Aaron E. Looney

November 29, 2019

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Fifth District, Good Police Work, Homicide

NOPD Makes Quick Arrest in Fifth District Homicide

The NOPD has arrested Sean Cooks (DOB: 09-07-1999) in the investigation of a homicide that occurred in the 1400 block of Pauline Street in the early morning hours today (November 29, 2019).

At about 2:18 a.m., NOPD officers responded to a call of shots fired at the location. Upon arrival, officers discovered a male victim outside of a home and having sustained a gunshot wound to the upper body. The victim was transported via EMS to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Through investigation, NOPD Homicide Unit detectives developed Cooks as a suspect in this incident. A short time later Cooks turned himself in to NOPD detectives, who obtained a warrant for his arrest on a charge of second degree murder. Cooks was arrested and booked accordingly into the Orleans Parish Justice Center. A booking photo of Cooks was not available as of this writing.

No further details are available at this time in this investigation.

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will officially identify the decedent in this incident, upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Unit Detective Barrett Morton at 504-658-5300, or to call anonymously to Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.