New Orleans police officer shot, killed in line of duty

New Orleans police officer shot, killed in line of duty

A police officer was shot and killed by a suspect in New Orleans early Friday morning, officials have confirmed. The officer was able to shoot the suspect, who retreated into a nearby apartment and was eventually captured by a S.W.A.T. Team.

The officer's name hasn't been released. Harrison said the shooter is believed to be a 30-year-old man.

As the police stepped out, Harrison said a man opened fire with a gun, striking one of the officers multiple times.

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.

"These are the worst kind of days for the city", the mayor said. Authorities say only one officer was injured and transported to UMC where he later died.

There was a large police presence in an apartment complex near where the shooting happened. She said officers went around knocking on doors and ushered residents out of the building. Harrison said his officers now face the hard task of grieving a fallen colleague while still serving the public.

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