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New Orleans cop dies in line of duty, mayor says

13 October 2017

New Orleans police officer was shot and killed early Friday morning.

"This hurts", Harrison said. "This hurts. I can't begin to tell you how much this hurts". "I've had to console our officers. tonight and this family because we're all grieving".

Police Officer Shot and Killed in New Orleans
New Orleans Police Officer Shot And Killed

The officer, assigned to New Orleans' 7th District, was on routine patrol along with three other officers shortly after midnight. Harrison didn't immediately elaborate on what they observed.

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. The officer was taken to University Medical Center, where he died. 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.

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There was a large police presence in an apartment complex near where the shooting happened.

Police were evacuating residents from apartments near the scene as the situation developed. Harrison says the officer's identity is not being revealed at this time.

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Harrison and Landrieu both said they met with the family of the slain officer at the hospital early Friday.

"Our worst nightmares have come to be", Landrieu said.

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New Orleans cop dies in line of duty, mayor says