Partially clothed man found shot to death on Montegut Street

Published: Apr. 24, 2015 at 8:08 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 24, 2015 at 11:43 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The NOPD is investigating a fatal shooting in the Florida neighborhood.

The victim was found Friday around noon in a vacant lot in the 2400 block of Montegut Street. The Orleans Parish coroner identified him as 20-year-old Marcel Coleman.

Officers responding to a call of a man down found the unresponsive victim clothed in only his underwear and a shirt with a gunshot wound to the chest. He died on the scene.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives are investigating to determine a motive in the incident.

Homicide Detective Joseph Jefferson is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at (504) 658-5300.

Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading only to the arrest, except on homicides, where Crimestoppers will pay half of the reward upon the arrest and half on the indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward but you must contact Crimestoppers directly with your information. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at

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