Carjacking suspect commits suicide near school

A carjacking suspect killed himself Monday, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

Around noon, police received a call in regard to a shooting in the 200 block of S. Salcedo Street.

When officers arrived, witnesses said they saw an unidentified man exit a black Mercedes and walk to another car.

The man retrieved a gun from the car and shot himself in the head.

Detectives say the Mercedes was carjacked from Cafe Reconcile in the 1600 block of Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. earlier in the day.

The man died on scene.

No other injuries were reported.

Warren Easton High School was briefly placed on lockdown.

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