Algiers shooting victim was father to three _lowres

Edward DoBue

The victim of a fatal shooting in Algiers was a charismatic father of three who loved playing basketball with his family, his sister said Wednesday.

Dr. Jeffrey Rouse, the Orleans Parish coroner, identified Edward DoBue, 39, as the man killed by seven shots in the 100 block of Pinewood Court around 10:15 p.m. on Monday night.

His sister, Aurora DoBue, said he was an outgoing man devoted to his family.

DoBue moved from the east bank to Algiers at a young age and attended O.P. Walker High School, where he was a member of the band. He had two girls and a boy ages 15 to 20, his sister said.

“He was a joyful person,” Aurora DoBue said. “He loved life, he would make anybody laugh.”

Neighbors on the street on Tuesday said that the man they knew as “Ed” would often ride down Pinewood Court on his bicycle.

DoBue would frequently stop by his sister’s house to play basketball and video games with his nephews, Aurora DoBue said. His last visit with his family was on Friday, she said, and his death has left their mother at a loss.

“If anyone knows anything, I want them to come forward,” she said. “He grew up in that area. Everybody knows him.”

Police have not released any information about suspects or a motive in the killing. Homicide Detective Shawn Jenkins is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at (504) 658-5300.