NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — New Orleans police are investigating after one man was killed and another was injured in a stabbing on Monday, Aug. 14.

NOPD officials said the call was made at 11:15 a.m. The stabbing happened in the 1300 block of Decatur Street.

One of the stabbing victims died at the scene. The other was taken to a local hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

According to witnesses at the scene, one of the men was standing on the street when the suspect approached him with a sword and stabbed him. The victim took the sword from the suspect and fatally stabbed him back.

New Orleans police are working to identify the person responsible and the victim. They’re also working to determine a motive.

The Orleans Parish coroner identified the deceased as 30-year-old Thomas Stewart on Monday, Aug. 21.

Anyone with information about the stabbing can call Homicide Detective Walter Edmond at (504)-658-5300.

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