Coroner Jeffrey Rouse has identified a young man who was killed Saturday morning in New Orleans East.

Rouse said Taj Smith, 18, was the victim of the shooting that happened in the 7300 block of Poitevent Avenue. Police said they found Smith lying dead on the sidewalk after responding to the scene around 6:45 a.m.

Homicide Detective Debra Normand is leading the investigation and may be reached at (504) 658-5300.