By BRIAN HAWKINS
A Starkville couple is mourning the loss of their son in a reported homicide in New Orleans late last week.
Jonathan Hall, 27, died from a gunshot wound to the head at a home at 1225 St. Roch Ave., in New Orleans, late this past Thursday night. Police went to Hallâ€™s home around 11 p.m. Thursday after receiving reports of a shooting in the 1200 block of St. Roch, according to a report in the Times-Picayune newspaper in New Orleans.
He was pronounced dead by emergency medical technicians, the Times-Picayune reported.
Hall was the son of Ben and Barbara Hall of Starkville and attended Starkville High School.
Hall was a chef at a restaurant in the French Quarter in New Orleans, his father said Monday afternoon when he contacted the Daily News.
Ben Hall said New Orleans police detectives told him his sonâ€™s body was found near the entrance of his home.
â€śThey think he may have walked in on a robbery in progress and gotten shot,â€ť Ben Hall said Monday.
Ben Hall said memorial services for his son are being planned for locations out of state, but contacted the Daily News about his sonâ€™s death to ensure to help inform his sonâ€™s friends locally.
Tributes have already been posted on Jonathan Hallâ€™s page on the Facebook website, as well as other Internet blogs, his father said.
â€śHe was a super guy, and from what people are saying on Facebook, he was a wonderful person who always tried to help people,â€ť Ben Hall said. â€śItâ€™s hard for me to put into words the kind of response weâ€™ve seen.â€ť
New Orleans police are continuing to investigate Jonathan Hallâ€™s slaying â€” one of three in the greater New Orleans area to take place this past Thursday.