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New Orleans police officer shot and killed during patrol

13 October 2017, 02:07 | Opal Carroll

NOPD Supt. Michael Harrison and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu

NOPD Supt. Michael Harrison and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu

- A police officer in New Orleans was killed on Friday morning.

Harrison also said one or two of the officers returned fire, possibly hitting the suspect.

The Officer was transported to University Medical Center, where he died.

The suspect was detained after a standoff in a nearby apartment.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported that the shooting occurred at about 12:14 a.m.

According to NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison, four officers saw something that caused them to exit their police vehicles.

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It happened at an apartment complex in the 6800 block of Cindy Place, about a block off the I-10.

It's unclear how many shots were fired by the suspect or police, Harrison said, who added the investigation is still active.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu was also at this morning's media briefing and offered his condolences to the deceased officer's family as well as the Superintendent and the department.

A SWAT team responded and the suspect eventually surrendered. Harrison says the officer's identity is not being revealed at this time. He was being treated at a local hospital early Friday.

The police chief said grief counselors are on the scene.

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



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