A man was found with a gunshot wound to the head in the Barataria area this morning.
Residents reported seeing the man lying motionless on the roadway along Sixth Avenue, Barataria, after explosions were heard around 6:45 am.
Officers were told a man holding a firearm was seen fleeing the scene.
The police were notified and officers from the North Eastern Division and the Homicide Bureau responded.
The deceased is said to be Sherwin Findley.