JPSO investigates Marrero murder

Marrero, La. - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the murder of a 58 year-old man.

It happened around 3am in the 6100 hundred block of August Avenue.

Investigators say the victim, identified as Emeal Washington, stopped by to visit a friend at 6144 August Avenue.

After staying a short time, Washington and his friend walked out of the residence to continue their conversation.  Washington walked to his vehicle to get a cigarette.  As he was returning back to the home, the witness reported seeing three unidentified black males, two wearing dark clothing with hoodies, and an unknown described third suspect walking towards Washington.

The witness yelled for Washington to run inside, however,  the three suspects immediately began firing at Washington.

Crimes Scene technicians recovered approximately 81 spent shell casings.

There have been no arrests. Call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.