Person of Interest (Photo: NOPD)

DEC. 28 UPDATE: The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office has released the identity of the victim as 19-year-old Darian Walker Jr.

7:35 P.M. UPDATE: The NOPD Homicide Unit detectives have developed the pictured unknown subject (shown) as a person of interest in this investigation. The subject is not currently wanted on criminal charges. However, detectives feel the subject may have knowledge of information vital to the investigation and wish to interview them.

Anyone with additional information on this incident or the pictured person 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 NOPD began investigating a shooting in New Orleans East that left one person dead.

Police alerted the public late Saturday of a homicide that occurred near the intersection of Plum Orchard Street and Chef Menteur Highway.

According to police, the shooting occurred on the 7300 block of Chef Highway before 10:49 a.m., however, an adult male victim was found in a grassy lot near the 4400 block of Plum Orchard Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Neighbors told WGNO they had heard gunshots at the time of the incident and then saw one man chasing the other across yards in the area.

Police have not yet determined a clear suspect or motive in the incident, however, the investigation remains ongoing.