NOPD: Baby's Death Classified As Homicide

The death of a 3-week old boy has been classified as a homicide by the New Orleans Police Department.

Officers were called to a home in the 4700 block of Lafaye Street just after midnight on Thursday morning where they found the infant dead.  They were told that the baby had been injured in a fall.

On Thursday evening, the NOPD reported that "further evidence" that was developed through an autopsy conducted by the Coroner led the department to reclassify the death as a homicide.

The department says the investigation continues.

Any person with information regarding the case is asked to contact NOPD Child Abuse detectives at 504-658-5300.

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