NEW ORLEANS - A 57-year-old Covington man was fatally shot in New Orleans East Tuesday morning, according to the NOPD and coroner's office.
A spokesperson at the coroner's office identified the victim as Bruce Cucchiara of Covington.
The incident occurred around 10:15 a.m. in the 4500 block of Papania Drive. Police said Cucchiara died at the hospital.
According to a spokesperson, Cucchiara was shot while in the parking lot of an apartment complex near his truck. Detectives said they believe the motive was robbery.
Cucchiara had an Honorary Tangipahoa Sheriff Office Identification for his acknowledgments in the community.