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Officer shot in New Orleans East, NOPD says

13 October 2017

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

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

The name of the officer has not been released at this time at the request of the family. Harrison said four officers were patrolling the area when they "saw something that aroused their suspicion", and caused them to exit a police auto.

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New Orleans Police Chief Michael Harrison told reporters that gunshots were fired at four officers shortly after midnight local time (1 a.m. ET). The officers returned fire and the suspect was also struck.

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

Following the shooting, the 30-year-old suspect ran into a nearby apartment building.

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State Police and ATF were also on the scene early Friday morning.

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

A SWAT team responded and the suspect eventually surrendered.

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Officer shot in New Orleans East, NOPD says