A man killed in a shooting in Algiers on Thursday night (Jan. 11) was identified by the Orlean Parish Coroner’s Office Friday as 20-year-old Kwame Morris.
The shooting in the 1700 block of Flanders Street took place when Morris and another person met up with two other people to buy a gun, New Orleans Police said Friday.
“An argument ensued and one of the subjects pulled out a gun and shot the victim,” police said in an initial report. Morris died at the scene.
Officers called to the scene at 8:21 p.m. found Morris, who had been shot more than once to his body, lying face-down on the ground near a dark-colored Honda vehicle.
Many family members gathered at the crime scene Thursday night, frantically trying to confirm if the victim was their relative.
At one point, a line of five officers stood in a line behind police tape, as a man shouted at police to tell him if the victim was his son.
“They just doing their job,” another man said, trying to lead the first man away.
“I’m his dad — I’m just doing my job,” the man responded.
NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune reporter Laura McKnight contributed to this report.