Jermaine Martin, 18, was shot about 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and South Johnson Street, NOPD Officer Garry Flot said.

Martin was lying on the sidewalk nearby with a gunshot wound to the chest when emergency medical personnel and police reached the scene. He was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

Coroner Jeffrey Rouse identified Martin on Monday.

Police detectives believe that Martin was shot at the intersection and then ran a short distance on South Johnson before he collapsed.

Homicide Detective Ryan Aucoin is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at (504) 658-5300.

Man shot Monday in Central City

An unidentified man was shot in the head at the intersection of Constance and Philip streets in Central City about 6 p.m. Monday, police said.

The victim was taken to a hospital, and police had no further information on his condition.