UPDATE: According to the Orleans Parish Corner’s Office, John Garrett, 23, was the man who was shot at 5800 Plaza Dr. The autopsy revealed that died from a gunshot wound.


NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a homicide in the N.O. East area Thursday afternoon.

Initial investigation shows that just before 12:50 p.m., a report of an unresponsive man was called in for the 5800 block of Plaza Drive. When officers arrived they found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound and pronounced him dead on the scene.

No further details are available at this time but officers are in the process of gathering evidence and information in order to determine a possible suspect and motive.

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s office will release the victim’s identity after an autopsy is done and the family is notified.

Detective Barret Morton is leading the investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300. Individuals with information can also call Crimestoppers anonymously at 504-822-1111 and toll-free at 1-877-903-37867

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