NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans police are investigating a fatal shooting of a 26-year-old man who was allegedly brandishing a handgun and sexually assaulting a woman, Thursday night in the Bywater.
The name of the man has not been released pending notification of family members.
The shooting happened in the 3800 block of N. Rampart Street, near the intersection of Alvar and N. Rampart streets, at about 9:30 p.m.
According to an NOPD spokesman Officer Garry Flot, the 26-year-old man approached an adult male and female as they were walking, produced a handgun, and demanded that they walk to a building that was being renovated.
Once they entered the yard, the man sexually assaulted the woman, at which time the male that was with her disarmed the 26-year-old and fatally shot him.
Detectives recovered the handgun from the scene and are in the process of determining the origin of the weapon.
The male and female victims were interviewed and released.
The investigation is ongoing according to police and police urge that if you know anything that can help investigators, call Crimestoppers at 822-1111.