Officer reportedly shot in New Orleans East

13 October, 2017, 14:06 | Author: Lula Armstrong
  • NOPD officer fatally shot in New Orleans East

A city police officer was shot and killed while on routine patrol early Friday morning, reports CBS New Orleans affiliate WWL-TV.

One officer was struck and collapsed at the scene, while one or two officers returned fire, striking the suspect, according to Harrison. The officer was taken to University Medical Center, where he died.

The suspect, who is under arrest, was transferred to a nearby hospital and is receiving treatment for multiple gunshot wounds, according to police.

The officer who was killed was assigned to NOPD's 7th District, which polices New Orleans East, Harrison said.

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Police reported an "officer life in danger" around 12:30 Friday morning on the 6800 block of Cindy Place.

"This hurts, I can't begin to tell you how much this hurts", says Superintendent Michael Harrison.

When the officer got out of his auto, someone fired and hit him.

Police say both men were hit in the shootout.

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He is waiting for all family members to be notified of the Officers death.

A SWAT team responded and the suspect eventually surrendered. He was being treated at a local hospital early Friday.

"Our worst nightmares have come to be", Landrieu said.

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