JPSO investigating homicide in Harvey

JPSO investigating homicide in Harvey
Source: FOX 8

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide that happened in Harvey Wednesday morning.

Sheriff Joseph Lopinto said that the homicide happened in the 400 block of Maple Avenue.

JPSO deputies were dispatched to a report of a male who had been shot inside a residence.

According to Public Information Officer Jason Rivarde, the man was transported to an area hospital and later succumbed to his injuries.

The victim, a 66-year-old Harvey resident, was shot after entering an acquaintance's residence without permission at about 6:00 a.m., according to Rivarde.

According to the report, the deceased is believed to have brandished a firearm while engaged in an altercation with the homeowner.

A struggle between the victim and homeowner ensued, which resulted in shots fired, Rivarde said.

Any additional information is being withheld due to the ongoing investigation.

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