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Man killed Christmas morning in New Orleans East, NOPD says

New Orleans police are seeking to speak with this 'person of interest' who may have information...
New Orleans police are seeking to speak with this 'person of interest' who may have information pertinent to the investigation of a homicide Saturday (Dec. 25) in the 4400 block of Plum Orchard Avenue.(Photo provided by NOPD)
Published: Dec. 25, 2021 at 5:31 PM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A man was found fatally shot Saturday (Dec. 25) in a grassy area behind a home in the Plum Orchard area of New Orleans East, police said.

According to the NOPD, officers responded to the 4400 block of Plum Orchard Avenue at 10:49 a.m. Christmas morning, after the body was spotted. Police believe the victim, whose identity has not been disclosed, was shot in the 7300 block of Chef Menteur Highway and ran around the corner to where he collapsed in the overgrown lot.

The age of the victim was not immediately disclosed, nor did police say whether they have developed a suspect or motive for the fatal shooting. But the NOPD did release a photograph of a “person of interest” that detectives want to locate and interview to aid in their investigation.

Anyone with information on the killing is asked to call NOPD homicide detective Jamaane Roy at (504) 658-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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