Moises Macias, 27, Bayou Body Count No. 35

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An argument over whether a woman had been assaulted ended in a shooting death in the Fifth Ward Sunday night, police say.

Moises Macias, 27, died in front of his house in the 3800 block of Lee Road about 9:30 p.m. when he was shot by an unknown assailant.

"About an hour prior to the shooting, Mr. Macias and several other persons living in the neighborhood got into an altercation over the possible assault of Macias' girlfriend," HPD says. "The altercation ended and all involved left the location."

An hour later, one of the men approached Macias as he stood outside in his front yard. "The suspect pulled out a gun and shot several times in Macias' direction, striking him in the torso," HPD says. "Macias retreated inside his residence as the suspect fled the scene."

Family members called 911 but Macias was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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