Coroner identifies 18-year-old gunned down in New Orleans East

Coroner identifies 18-year-old gunned down in New Orleans East

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Orleans Parish Coroner has identified a man gunned down in New Orleans East as 18-year-old Taj Smith.

Police say someone shot and killed Smith around 6:45 a.m. Saturday in the 7300 block of Poitevent St.  They say found the man shot to death, lying on the sidewalk.


Police haven't released any information on a possible motive or suspects in Smith's killing.

If you have any information that could help police, call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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