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Man found fatally shot in Algiers identified by Orleans Parish coroner; death ruled a homicide

A man found shot to death Aug. 20 in Algiers has been identified by the Orleans Parish coroner
A man found shot to death Aug. 20 in Algiers has been identified by the Orleans Parish coroner(Source: Raycom)
Published: Aug. 23, 2021 at 11:45 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A man found dead in Algiers last Friday (Aug. 20) has been identified by the Orleans Parish Coroner’s office, which also ruled the death a homicide.

Coroner Dwight McKenna’s office said 55-year-old Luis Martinez was the deceased man found in the 3300 block of Memorial Park Drive. The death was declared a homicide attributed to a gunshot wound.

New Orleans police initially reported an unclassified death at the scene where Martinez’s body was found at 2:17 p.m. Police provided few details but said a family member reported talking to Martinez by phone when he “stopped responding.”

Police said Martinez was found unresponsive when officers arrived and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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