NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)— An investigation is underway in New Orleans East after police say a man was found dead lying in the grass.

Around 6:20 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, Seventh District officers received a call regarding the victim. When police arrived, they found the man had been fatally shot in the 8500 block of North I-10 Service Road.

On Monday, June 6, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 49-year-old Gregory Tobias. The preliminary cause of his death has been listed as a gunshot wound.

Details regarding a suspect and a motive remain unclear in the investigation. The case has been classified as a homicide.

Anyone with any additional information is urged to contact Homicide Detective M. Guirreri at 504-658-5300.

Tips can be submitted anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling (504) 821-1111 or toll-free at (877) 903-7867. To submit a tip online, click here.

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