BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The New Orleans Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating an unknown person seen in the image for questioning in the homicide that happened on Jan. 9.
NOPD responded to a call regarding an aggravated battery by shooting at the intersection of Burgundy and Conti around 10:27 p.m. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found a male suffering from a single gunshot wound. The victim was identified as Russell Ricou.
Ricou was pronounced dead on the scene.
Ricou’s brother, Denis Ricou, shared a statement on social media Monday:
“My family is deeply saddened to share that my brother, Russell Ricou, was killed last night in New Orleans. Obviously, there are a lot of unanswered questions as the investigation is ongoing.”
Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Det. Brittany Kimbrough at 504-658-5300 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.