JAN. 19 UPDATE: The NOPD’s Homicide Unit detectives have developed the three pictured subjects (above) – two females and one male – as persons of interest.

These individuals are not currently wanted on criminal charges.

Persons of Interest wanted for questioning in an NOPD homicide investigation that occurred at the intersection of Saint Roch Avenue and Benefit Street on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022 (Photo: NOPD)

Anyone with additional information on this incident or on the pictured persons of interest is asked to contact Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)The New Orleans Police Department reported a homicide that occurred at midnight in the 3100 block of St. Roch Avenue.

The fatal shooting incident claimed the life of a 51-year-old man, who was pronounced dead on the scene by Emergency Medical Technicians after sustaining a gunshot wound to his body.

No further information is available at this time.

On Tuesday, January 18, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 51-year-old Eric Whitaker.

Homicide Detective Chris James Fyfe is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at (504) 658-5300.

Anyone with information or can identify the person(s) responsible for this crime is asked to contact Crimestoppers anonymously at 504-822-1111 and toll-free at 1-877-903-7867.