New Orleans police have cordoned off the area where officers shot and killed a man this afternoon.

Yellow tape blocks traffic in both directions along Saint Charles Avenue, as well as the wide median about eight blocks from Lee Circle.

Police spokesman David Adams has not yet given any details.

Attorney Robert Jenkins was questioned by police, then approached a group of reporters to give a statement, saying he had seen the shooting. But a detective called him over and spoke briefly.

After that, Jenkins said he had decided against giving a statement just then.