The NOPD is investigating a homicide that occurred this evening (September 30, 2022) on Interstate 10 East near the Norman C. Francis Parkway overpass that left one person dead.
At about 7:57 p.m., NOPD Sixth District officers responded to a call of shots fired in the area. Upon arrival, they located a vehicle on the shoulder of the interstate with visible gunshot damage. The driver of the vehicle, an adult male, was located inside the vehicle and found to have sustained multiple gunshot wounds. 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 Michael Poluikis at 504-658-5300, or to call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.