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.