Police find man shot in head near LaPlace home’s front door

Published 10:58 am Monday, April 8, 2019

LAPLACE — A man shot in the head is in critical condition, police said, after deputies found him near a LaPlace home.

According to the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office, officers responded to the 100 block of West Second Street at approximately 1 a.m. Saturday to find the 59-year-old with a gunshot wound on the floor near the home’s front door.

Emergency medical services took the victim to a New Orleans-area hospital, where he is in critical condition.

Police said a motive for the shooting is unknown.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS, dispatch at 985-652-6338 or the criminal investigations division at 985-652-2773.

Residents can also submit tips at stjohnsheriff.org/submitatip.php.