NEW ROADS, LA (WAFB) - Police are investigating a shooting in New Roads that left one person dead early Friday morning.
The New Roads Police Department reported the shooting happened at a house on Richey Street at 13th Street just after midnight.
Police Chief Kevin McDonald confirmed a man, later identified as Michael Coleman, was killed as a result of the shooting.
McDonald added that Coleman was shot and killed during a fight.
"There was a struggle, that's apparent," McDonald said. "What was the cause of that struggle? That's still to be seen or to be found. There was a struggle. The evidence does tell us that."
He also stated investigators have identified a suspect, but are not yet releasing a name. According to McDonald, detectives are confident they will find the suspected shooter because of all of the evidence at the scene.
The investigation is ongoing.