Man shot, killed on Briarwood Drive in New Orleans overnight


The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a homicide by shooting that happened at night in New Orleans.

The shooting happened in the 7700 block of Briarwood Drive around 5:36 p.m.

Officers said they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene by EMS.

Officers have a man in custody and he is being questioned about the incident, according to police.

Homicide Detective Brett Mathes is leading the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.


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