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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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Homicide Investigation

August 21, 2014

New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old male.  The incident occurred last night, shortly before 10:00 P.M., in the 1800 block of West Homestead Drive.  

A 28-year-old man and his 36-year-old wife were sitting on their backyard patio when a masked gunman approached and demanded money.  The gunman ordered the couple into the home where three female children, ages 6, 13 and 14, were inside.  The husband retrieved his gun and shot the gunman fatally wounding him.  The gunman was pronounced dead on the scene.  

The suspect’s gun was recovered from the scene as well as the homeowner’s. 

No one else was injured during the incident.  

The investigation is on-going. 

Homicide Detective Ryan Vaught is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 658-5300. 

Citizens with information 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 to the arrest and indictment of the responsible person(s).  You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at  


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Last updated: 12/15/2014 2:19:52 PM

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