GPD investigating homicide in city limits

Greg Fischer Editor-in-chief

The City of Gonzales reported the following a few minutes ago:

Shortly after 3 p.m. January 2, City of Gonzales police officers were dispatched to a clearing between Vesta Trailer Park and Verna Street. A call had come in referencing a body seen in a ditch. Upon arriving, officers found a deceased middle-aged male who had been shot multiple times. No identifying information was found on his person. City of Gonzales detectives are currently investigating. We will have more information when it becomes available.

Update: Reports were released Tuesday afternoon that the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office has taken over the investigation. Three people were taken into JPSO police custody Tuesday.