HOUMA, La. – Police in Houma are investigating a murder after a man’s body was found near a home Monday morning.

According to the Houma Police Department, officers received a call around 6 a.m. about a man lying near a home in the 2600 block of Truman Street. Officers discovered the man, who was wearing dark color clothing, with several gunshot wounds.

Police identified the man as 24-year-old Khari Bateast.

“At this point, the investigation is in its infant stages as detectives are interviewing potential witnesses,” Houma police shared on social media.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Crimestoppers Bayou Region at 1-800-743-7433. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 if the information leads to an arrest.