Man fatally shot in Riverbend area

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A man was shot to death Friday evening (Feb. 24) in the Riverbend, the New Orleans Police Department reported

Just before 6 p.m., Second District officers responded to a call reporting shots fired in the 800 block of Cambronne Street, near the river. They found a unresponsive man with an  undetermined number of gunshot wounds.

He died at the scene. The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Darron Washington, 31. Washington died of gunshot wounds.

The victim and a suspect were involved in a verbal altercation before the shooting, police said. No further information is available at this time.

Homicide Detective Michael Polukis is leading the ongoing investigation. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 504-658-5300 or call Crimestoppers anonymously at 504-822-1111.

This report was updated Feb. 26 with the name and age of the victim. 

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