The NOPD is questioning a person of interest in the Thursday shooting death of a 29-year-old male in New Orleans East.
The incident happened outside a business parking lot in the 7500 block of Chef Menteur Highway.
At approximately 12:02 p.m., police responded to a call of a male down outside the gate of a car repair lot. When officers arrived, they found the victim fatally shot lying on the ground next to a fence.
Detectives are questioning a person of interest and the investigation is ongoing.
The coroner will release the identity of the victim after notification of family members and will perform an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
Homicide Detective Debra Norman is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at (504) 658-5300.
Citizens with information about this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP(7867) or Text your crime tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637), Text TELLCS then your crime information. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible. You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org.