JPSO

The body of man who was shot multiple times was discovered in a Harvey drainage canal, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.

Deputies responded to a reported shooting around 9:50 p.m. Monday where they discovered a partially submerged body near the intersection of Brown Avenue and Ethel Lane Street. The Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office later identified the victim as Romalace James, 43.

The gunshot wounds were James' cause of death, the Sheriff's Office said.

Anyone with information can call the Sheriff's Office homicide investigators at (504) 364-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111. Tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward.