A man was shot to death in Central City early Tuesday just a few blocks away from a fatal stabbing that occurred about 12 hours earlier, the New Orleans Police Department reported.
Police responding to a report of a two-vehicle traffic fatality at 4:38 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, learned on route that two men armed with handguns were fleeing the scene in a vehicle.
When they arrived in the 2900 block of South Saratoga Street, they found a man in a black Nissan Rogue that had crashed into a parked Hyundai Sante Fe. He was suffering from a single gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim was later identified by the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office as Day’Shawn Brown, 35.
No further information was immediately available. Anyone with information is urged to call the NOPD Homicide Division at 504-658-5300 to speak to a detective, or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.