Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Police Officer Shot and Killed in New Orleans

Police Officer Shot and Killed in New Orleans

New Orleans police officer was shot and killed early Friday morning. He added the suspect was also shot multiple times and is at the hospital.

The fallen officer, who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds, was rushed to an area hospital where he passed away, Harrison told reporters outside the hospital.

"One, possibly two officers, returned fire, perhaps striking the subject, and our officer collapsed right there on the scene", Harrison said. The officer was taken to University Medical Center, where he died. New Orleans SWAT surrounded the building and were able to get the suspect to peacefully surrender, Harrison said.

The slain officer's name wasn't immediately released to allow his relatives the opportunity to notify extended family about his killing.

The suspect was detained after a standoff in a nearby apartment. "I can't begin to tell you how much this hurts".

"It's scary", she said.

As of 3 a.m., the Interstate 10 East Service Road remained blocked near Cindy Place, with at least a dozen NOPD and state police vehicles lining the service road near the intersection.

The police chief said grief counselors are on the scene.

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