Detectives with the St. John Parish Office are investigating a Garyville shooting that resulted in the death of Javant Dunn, 19, of Greensburg, La. Here, Javant is pictured with his aunt.

On Sunday, April 2, 2023, about 3:30 a.m., deputies responded to a complaint in the 200 block of South Emilie Street in Garyville in reference to a man unresponsive lying on the ground outside a residence.

Upon arrival, officers learned the male subject, identified as Dunn, had sustained gunshot wounds to the body. Dunn was pronounced dead at the scene by the coroner’s office. A motive is unknown at this time.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS, Det. Sgt. Byron Smith of the Criminal Investigations Division at 504-494-3696 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. Citizens can also submit tips on the Sheriff’s Office website at…/give-us-a-general-crime-tip/