Man shot to death during street fight in Central City

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A man was shot to death Saturday evening (July 17) on Baronne Street in Central City, the New Orleans Police Department reported.

At about 9:15 p.m., NOPD Sixth District officers responded to a call of gunfire in the 2200 block Baronne Street, near Jackson Avenue. Upon arrival, officers found Syrmiller Smith lying in the street with apparent gunshot wounds. Smith, 43, was declared dead at the scene.

The police said Smith had been in a physical altercation with another man, who took out a gun and reportedly shot him multiple times.

No further information was immediately available.

Homicide Detective Michael Poluikis is in charge of the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.

This story was updated July 22 with the name and age of the victim. 

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