NEW ORLEANS – A man police took into custody after a killing Tuesday morning inside a Bourbon Street home will be booked on a count of second-degree murder, police said.
Luis Conde remained hospitalized at University Medical Center Wednesday afternoon but will be arrested on the murder charge once is he released, police told The New Orleans Advocate.
Officials have not identified the victim or released a cause of death. A source told Eyewitness News that the victim was beaten.
Several people who watched as police began their investigation Tuesday morning said the Conde and the victim lived together and were dating.
The victim owned the home in which he was killed, those who knew him said.
Police responded to the home in the 800 block of Bourbon Street about 9 a.m. as part of a so-called wellness check, often done at the request of a person who cannot get in touch with someone.
Officers soon blocked off the street after Conde refused to answer knocks at the door. SWAT officers later burst into the home and took Conde into custody before he was hospitalized.
They found the victim dead in the home.
Police have not released a motive in the killing.
New Orleans Advocate staff writer Ramon Antonio Vargas contributed to this report.