The NOPD is investigating a homicide by shooting that has claimed the life of an adult male Monday morning (Nov. 29) in the Seventh District.
At around 8:02 a.m., Seventh District officers were dispatched to the scene of an aggravated battery by shooting in the 9700 block of Chef Menteur Highway. Upon arrival, officers located the victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene by EMS.
Investigators are in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) responsible for this incident, as well as a motive.
The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will determine the official cause of death and release the victim’s name upon completion of an autopsy and the notification of family.
Homicide Detective Lucretia Gantner is leading the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300 with any additional information regarding this incident or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.