Shortly after 10:15 pm yesterday eventing Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Officers were dispatched to a subject being shot at 605 Rene Street in unincorporated Westwego.
Responding officers located the body of a black male subject lying in the front yard of the residence suffering from multiple gun shot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Homicide Investigators recovered several spent casings from the scene. No motive or suspect has been established at this time.
The victim has been identified as Ben Williams, 24, of 435 Third avenue in Harvey. He has an extensive prior criminal history.
Williams was on parole for distribution of crack cocaine, had eight outstanding arrest warrants for aggravated flight from an officer, distribution of marijuana, distribution of cocaine, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, criminal neglect of family, and reckless operation of a motor vehicle.
Williams had prior arrests for resisting an officer, disturbing the peace by fighting, simple battery, possession and distribution of crack cocaine, possession and distribution of marijuana, convicted felon in possession of a firearm and possession of stolen property.
This investigation continues, additional details will be released as they become available. Anyone with information is asked to call our Homicide Division at 504-364-5300 or Crimestoppers.