New Orleans police officer shot, killed in line of duty

New Orleans cop shot to death while on routine patrol

New Orleans cop shot to death while on routine patrol

A New Orleans police officer was shot and killed early Friday, October 13, according to the NOPD. The officers returned fire and the suspect was also struck.

Paramedics took the officer to University Medical Center, and he died there, Harrison said.

Investigators say that the man then ran into an apartment complex.

Chief Michael Harrison says the officer was one of four patrolling the area.

The shooting occurred about 12:15 a.m., near Cindy Place and the Interstate 10 Service Road.

Harrison said two officers might have fired on the gunman. "I can't begin to tell you how much this hurts". The identity of the officer has not been released at the request of the family.

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.

When the victim got out of his vehicle, the perpetrator fired on him and the officer returned fire, according to FOX 8.

Negotiation teams got the gunman eventually to surrender and he was taken to the hospital. He was being treated at a local hospital early Friday.

"Unfortunately, our worst nightmares have come to be", Landrieu said.

"This hurts", Harrison said.

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