Damien King, 40

Damien King, 40
The New Orleans Police Department has identified a suspect in Friday’s shooting in New Orleans East.

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Damien King, a 40-year-old black male, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, after a shooting in west Jackson, according to police.

JPD Sgt. Roderick Holmes said it happened just after 1 a.m. after a verbal argument between King and another unidentified man.

Investigators say the two men both pulled out guns and began shooting.

Holmes said it’s believed this happened around Deer Park Street near Poindexter Street, but officers have not been able to find the crime scene.

Paramedics transported King, struck multiple times by bullets in the upper body, to an undisclosed hospital where he died hours later.

Holmes said they know the gunman, but his name is not being released until investigators can verify the man’s identity and additional information about the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call JPD at (601) 960-1234. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (601) 355-8477.

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