NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - According to our partners at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, the man shot to death in New Orleans East this morning was identified by family members as Robert Smith, brother of former New York Jets player Courtney Smith.
At 7:34 a.m., officers responded to a home in the 7900 block of Lamb Road, where they found a 38-year-old black male lying in the front yard with a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.
Family members told detectives the man was in the area visiting relatives.
The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will release the victim's name and the official cause of death.
If you have any information about this incident please contact the NOPD Homicide Division at 504-658-5300. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.
Read the NOLA.com story here.