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NOPD investigating killing of newborn

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

The NOPD is investigating the homicide of an infant in Gentilly Terrace.

At around 12:15 a.m., officers responded to the then-unclassified death of a baby in the 4700 block of Lafaye Street. When they arrived, they found the baby boy unresponsive and were told that he "had a fall" earlier, according to the initial report. 

An autopsy conducted by the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office determined that the victim died as a direct result of his injuries. Police said further evidence prompted the reclassification of the death as a homicide.

The boy was born on March 3.

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will release the name of the victim and the official cause of death.

Investigation into the incident is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact NOPD Child Abuse detectives at (504) 658-5300.

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