Coroner releases ID in homicide investigation

Coroner releases ID in homicide investigation

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A 55-year-old man who died Friday,  following a domestic disturbance incident in New Orleans was killed by "asphyxia due to manual strangulation," according to Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Rouse.

In a news release Tuesday, Rouse identified the man as Karl Taylor.

New Orleans police said they were called to investigate a "man down" in the 1300 block of General Ogden last Friday night.

Witnesses told police they saw Taylor and his girlfriend arguing outside of a home, and that Taylor punched and kicked the woman.

New Orleans police say a 43-year-old neighbor intervened and held the man down while waiting for officers to arrive. Witnesses said Taylor became unresponsive while he was being restrained.

The NOPD says it's investigating the death of Taylor as a possible justifiable homicide.

Once complete, the NOPD Homicide Division will forward the results of its investigation to the District Attorney's Office.

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