Lakefront homicide disrupts Thursday night quiet in New Orleans East

Thomas Perumean
June 07, 2019 - 7:57 am

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Officers responding to a report of an aggrevated battery just after 9pm Thursday arrived to find a victim suffering with multiple gunshot wounds.  Even though being transported to a local hospital the man succumb to injuries later in the evening.  

The crime occured near the lake front close to the intersection of Hayne Boulevard and Marquis Street in the Little Woods neighborhood of the New Orleans East.  

Homicide Detective Tanisha Sykes is in charge of the ongoing investigation. The case is currently in progress and New Orleans Police are tight-lipped about details.  But according to a press-release from the department investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person or persons responsible, as well as a motive.

Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will release the victim’s name and official cause of death, upon completion of autopsy and notification of family. 

New Orleans police are asking for the public's help in solving the killing.  They're asking anybody with information to contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

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