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NOPD Investigating a Homicide on Florida Avenue

by Dawne Massey

October 20, 2016

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Fifth District, Homicide

NOPD Investigating a Homicide on Florida Avenue

NOPD is investigating a homicide that happened this afternoon (Oct. 20) at Florida and Charbonnet streets.


A little after noon NOPD officers responded to a call of an unknown male lying in the street on Florida. Upon arrival they found an unresponsive black male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


Family members told investigators that the victim was abducted nearby by someone driving a compact car that was dark in color. Witnesses stated they saw the car driving erratically along Florida Avenue then saw the man’s body dumped into the street. The vehicle fled the scene.


If you have any information about this incident please contact the Homicide Division at 504-658-5300. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.