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NOPD Investigates Third District Homicide

by Gary S. Scheets

October 29, 2018

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Homicide, Third District

NOPD Investigates Third District Homicide

The NOPD is investigating a homicide that claimed the life of an adult male over night Sunday.


Third District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting around 1:35 a.m. in the 2900 block of Elysian Fields Avenue. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 34-year-old adult male suffering from a gunshot wound.


The victim died at the scene.


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 further information is available at this time. The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will determine an official cause of death and release the victim's name, upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.


Homicide Detective Brett Mathes is leading the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300 with any information regarding this incident. Citizens with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.