NOPD officer fatally shot in New Orleans East

NOPD officer fatally shot in New Orleans East

A New Orleans police officer was shot and killed early Friday, October 13, according to the NOPD.

There is a large police presence at Cypress Parc Apartments near where the shooting happened.

Superintendent Harrison declined to identify the deceased officer at this time. The officers had made a decision to leave their vehicles to investigate a "suspicious situation".

According to FOX 8 in New Orleans, the officer was shot in a shootout in the eastern part of the city.

The officer was taken by EMS to University Medical Center, where Harrison said doctors pronounced the officer dead.

The officer's name hasn't been released. The suspect then ran into a nearby apartment, where he was later apprehended and taken to the hospital.

Stay with WDSU for updates on this investigation.

"This hurts", Harrison said.

"This hurts, I can't begin to tell you how much this hurts", says Superintendent Michael Harrison.

Officers from the NOPD, State Police, ATF and DEA were all on the scene. Harrison said his officers now face the hard task of grieving a fallen colleague while still serving the public.

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

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