Family identifies man found shot on Bolton Avenue as Joseph Roy

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Family has come forward and contacted News Channel 5 telling us the man who was found shot to death outside of the Bolton Avenue Community Center on Thursday afternoon was Joseph Roy. According to his brother, David, many people knew Roy by his nickname, "The Hammer."

Joseph Roy (Photo: Family of Joseph Roy)

Roy was a father of four and also had several stepchildren according to his brother.

The Alexandria Police Department received a tip about Roy's body being found near the bus stop in front of the community center around 2 p.m. A portion of Bolton Avenue was closed as police investigated.

As of Thursday night, there was no word from police about any possible suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call police.