Orleans Parish shooting death of Ferdinand Alexander – Obituary
Ferdinand Alexander, 51, was the victim of the shooting on Perlita Street on Tuesday (Jan. 23), which required a SWAT squad to enter the area of Filmore.
The victim’s name was made public by the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office on Friday, January 27, and it was determined that Alexander passed away from gunshot wounds.
On Tuesday, about 2 p.m., Third District police were summoned to the 4500 block of Perlita Street where they discovered Alexander with several gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital by emergency medical services, where he passed away.
When the police learned that a male suspect was still inside a nearby house, they launched a SWAT operation. Officers cleared the location after realizing the suspect was not inside the house during a standoff.