A man was shot to death Wednesday (Dec. 22) in Central City.
At about 8:30 p.m., NOPD Sixth District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting at Washington and Loyola avenues.
Upon arrival, officers found Lawrence Algere Jr. lying on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound. Algere was declared deceased at the scene. He was 48.
Homicide Detective Maurice Stewart 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 report was updated Dec. 28 with the name and age of the victim.