Man found shot to death near Lutcher apartment complex

Man found shot to death near Lutcher apartment complex
The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a homicide near the intersection of Canal Street and North Claiborne Avenue.

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the fatal shooting Monday (Feb. 11) of a 22-year-old man.

At about 10:20 p.m., deputies responding to a call of shots fired found a man lying near some parked vehicles at the Brooks Apartments in Lutcher. The victim had been shot several times. Acadian Ambulance took the the victim to St. James Parish Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Sheriff’s Office said the victim was identified as Destin Smith of Gramercy.

Detectives are working to develop a suspect and a motive for the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 1-877-903-STOP or the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office at 225-562-2200. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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