New Orleans police officer dies in shootout

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

According to FOX 8 in New Orleans, the officer was shot in a shootout in the eastern part of the city. The officer was patrolling the area of Tower Lane and Lake Forest Boulevard when he saw something suspicious, said NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison to FOX 8.

When the victim got out of his car, the perpetrator fired on him and the officer returned fire, according to FOX 8. Both men were hit. The officer collapsed at the scene, while the perpetrator ran to a nearby apartment complex. Harrison said the shooter is believed to be a 30-year-old man. Eventually, the suspect surrendered peacefully and was transported to a local hospital.


FOX 8 reports the suspect will be charged once he is released from the hospital. The identities of the officer and suspect have not been released.

New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu tweeted his condolences on Friday morning:

Up Next:


Up Next

  • New Orleans police officer dies in shootout
  • President Trump says wildfires have caused 'total devastation' in California
  • High-Speed chase of Port Police Officer's stolen Lexus ends in Mission Hills
  • Police release new photos of suspect in rape of 16-month-old boy
  • GA boy in viral prayer video is now cancer-free
  • Judge rules White House must immediately return press credentials of CNN's Jim Acosta
  • Population of Florida monkeys -- that carry herpes -- is growing, study says
  • Principal uses FaceTime to read to students while bus is stranded on snowy roads
  • Cops: New teeth for man who stole ID to get loan
  • Police: man wanted for raping 16-month-old boy