Man shot dead near Dryades and Washington

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(via NOPD)

A man was fatally shot in Central City on Sunday evening, the New Orleans Police Department reported.

At about 4:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting arrived to Washington Avenue and Dryades Street.  They found a Brent Jenkins, 20, suffering from gunshot wounds.

Jenkins was pronounced dead at the scene by the Emergency Medical Service.

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

Further details were not immediately available. Anyone with information is urged to call the Homicide Detective Thaddeus Ramsey at 504-658-5300 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.


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