St. Bernard Parish sheriff’s deputies responding Tuesday night to a report of a shooting in Violet found a 19-year-old man dead in front of an apartment building.
Someone shot Truy Jones, 19, about 8 p.m. in front of a duplex in the 3100 block of Daniel Drive, near the corner of East Genie Street, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.
Jones had been shot several times in the torso. He died on the scene.
Jones, who had an address in Kenner, did not live on the street but recently stayed at several homes in Chalmette and Meraux, the sheriff said.
Investigators did not immediately identify a motive or suspect in Jones’ death but were following leads, Pohlmann said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at (504) 271-2501 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.