Overview of Brishen Dorsey
Brishen Ashon Dorsey was born on April 13, 1988, and was only 26 years old at the time of his death. He moved to Shreveport a few months before to be with his girlfriend after being laid off from his job at a construction company. He had just arrived in New Orleans on the Thursday before his death.
At 6:20 p.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2014, authorities arrived in the Lower Ninth Ward to find a deceased man who had been shot multiple times.
Brishen's uncle, Tyrone Dorsey, stated that a friend told him he heard a bunch of gunshots and also heard that it was Brishen who had been shot.
As word spread that evening among Brishen's family, they gathered from a distance as they watched the detectives work the crime scene.
Around 8 p.m., the coroner briefly addressed Brishen's family, apologizing for their loss and confirming what they feared the most.
Investigators are still looking for possible suspects and motives, and no arrests have been made. This case is still open.