The 18-year-old man who was shot dead in Central City late Sunday has been identified as Jermaine Martin, Officer Gary Flot said.
Martin was lying on the sidewalk near the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and South Johnson Street suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest when emergency personnel and police reached the scene at about 7:30 p.m., the NOPD reported. He was transported to the hospital, where he later died.
Orleans Parish Coroner Jeffrey Rouse identified Martin on Monday.
Police detectives believe the Martin was shot at the intersection, and then ran a short distance on South Johnson where he collapsed. Homicide Detective Ryan Aucoin in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at 504-658-5300.