Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office discovers homicide victim in empty Montford Street parking lot

Posted on Jan 21, 2010 in Local Issues


By The Times-Picayune
January 21, 2010, 6:52AM

jpso-badge.jpgJefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies found a young man dead from a gunshot wound to his head in an empty parking lot in the 2800 block of Montford Street late Wednesday, according to officials.

Deputies first responded to a 10:20 p.m. 911 call about a 22-year-old lying down in the lot, apparently suffering from a head injury, said Col. John Fortunato, a spokesman. Paramedics pronounced him dead on the scene, and his death was initially unclassified.

Later, a Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office investigator determined the wound to the back of the man’s head was due to a gunshot. His death was then ruled a homicide, Fortunato said.

The man’s name was not released early Thursday. He lived in Jefferson, Fortunato said.

No other details are immediately available. Deputies ask anyone with information to call homicide investigators at 504.364.5300 or Crimestoppers at 504.822.1111.

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