A man was shot to death late Sunday night in Algiers, New Orleans police said.
Matthew George, 23, was found about 10:46 p.m. lying in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 1500 block of Southlawn Boulevard, said John Gagliano, the Orleans Parish coroner’s chief investigator.
George was shot inside of a Chevrolet Cruze that had several bullet holes in it. The car crashed into the apartment building, at which point George hopped out and collapsed a short distance away, said officer Frank Robertson, a Police Department spokesman.
Investigators found drugs inside of the vehicle and in the victim’s possession, Robertson said.
Police did not immediately release any information on a suspect or motive.
Homicide detective Candice Preston is in charge of the investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111 or (877) 903-7867.