Police officers found a man bleeding from the head in a pickup truck early Saturday in the East Riverside neighborhood. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The injury was later learned to be a gunshot wound to the head, and the incident was determined to be a homicide.
The Sixth District officers were responding to a call of a male down Feb. 16 at 7:04 a.m. in the 600 block of Austerlitz Street, near Annunciation Street.
NOPD Homicide Unit investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify suspects as well as a motive in this killing.
The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will determine official cause of death and release the victim’s name, upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.
Homicide Detectives are in charge of 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 877-903-STOP.