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Victim identified in Gretna homicide


Police are investigating the violent death of a 22-year-old man in unincorporated Gretna.

According to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, 22-year-old Davion Leggett was shot and killed on Aug. 29.

Officers received a call around 1:30 a.m. from a resident of the 1100 block of Whitney Ave. The caller told police that they heard an argument, then gunshots in the area. When deputies arrived on the scene they found Leggett laying dead on the ground outside an apartment building.

Police said Leggett was shot multiple times and that several .9mm casings were found near his body. Detectives say Leggett did not live at the apartment complex, but was visiting a friend who does. 

Police have not identified a motive or suspect at this time.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the JPSO Investigation Bureau at 504-364-5300 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 504-822-1111.

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