NOPD Investigating Homicide on Carondelet Street

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The NOPD is investigating a homicide by shooting that occurred last night (October 19) in the Eighth District.

Eighth District officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 100 block of Carondelet Street, at around 10:30 p.m. Upon arrival, officers discovered an adult male victim lying face up in the street, suffering from apparent multiple gunshot wounds to the body. The victim was pronounced dead on scene by EMS via a medical doctor.

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.

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 Eric Illarmo is leading the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

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