|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|NOPD INVESTIGATING MURDER ON WASHINGTON AVENUE|
|NEW ORLEANS—The NOPD is investigating the murder of 27-year-old Cesar Rivera, who died Sunday, July 5, 2015 from injuries he sustained during an aggravated battery incident. The initial incident happened on Saturday, July 4, 2015.
Around 4:30 a.m., NOPD Sixth District officers responded to a call of a disturbance in the 4300 block of Washington Avenue. When officers arrived, they found Rivera laying in the street unconscious with a wound to the head. Witnesses on the scene told police that five Hispanic males physically attacked Rivera, striking him with a pipe and punching him. Witnesses said, following the attack, Rivera hit his head on a parked vehicle and fell to the ground. Shortly after, EMS transported Rivera to a local hospital.
On Sunday, July 5, 2015, Rivera died from his injuries.
The investigation is on-going and detectives are investigating to determine a motive and suspect(s) in the incident.
Homicide Detective Gregory Johnson is investigating the incident and can be contacted at 658-5300.
Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading only to the arrest, except on homicides, where Crimestoppers will pay half of the reward upon the arrest and half on the indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward but you must contact Crimestoppers directly with your information. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org