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NOPD Investigating Homicide in Fourth District

by Aaron E. Looney

October 12, 2022

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Fourth District, Homicide

NOPD Investigating Homicide in Fourth District

The NOPD is investigating a homicide that occurred this evening (October 12, 2022) in the 1400 block of Southlawn Boulevard that left one person dead.

At about 8:46 p.m., NOPD Fourth District detectives responded to an initial call of shots fired at the location. On arrival, officers located a unresponsive male victim flying outside of a residence and having sustained a gunshot wound(s). The victim was declared deceased on 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 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 Joseph Jefferson at 504-658-5300. Those wishing to report information anonymously can do so by calling Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.