The NOPD is investigating a homicide that claimed the life of a male victim in the 3200 block of Morrice Duncan Drive.
On September 8, 2019 around 3:16 p.m., Fifth District officers responded to an aggravated battery by shooting at the location. Upon arrival, officers discovered a male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) responsible in 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 autopsy and notification of family.
Homicide Detective Joseph Johnson 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.