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Juvenile found fatally shot in Michoud area, NOPD says

Published: Jan. 3, 2022 at 10:32 AM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A juvenile was found shot to death Monday morning (Jan. 3) near Lake Michoud in New Orleans East, police said.

New Orleans police said the male victim was found lying on the ground near a vehicle shortly before 10 a.m. in the 14000 block of Michoud Boulevard. The area near the former Six Flags New Orleans site is mostly wooded on one side, with a small housing development separating it from Lake Michoud.

The victim, who had been shot several times, was pronounced dead at the scene, the NOPD said. The Orleans Parish Coroner’s office later identified the dead boy as 12-year-old Derrick Cash.

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

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