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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Wounded NOPD officer in stable condition, suspect in custody


New Orleans police respond after an officer was shot near Tulane Avenue and Jefferson Davis Parkway in Mid-City on Thursday, April 11, 2019.New Orleans police respond after an officer was shot near Tulane Avenue and Jefferson Davis Parkway in Mid-City on Thursday, April 11, 2019.New Orleans police respond after an officer was shot near Tulane Avenue and Jefferson Davis Parkway in Mid-City on Thursday, April 11, 2019.New Orleans police respond after an officer at shot near Tulane Avenue and Jefferson Davis Parkway in Mid-City on Thursday, April 11, 2019.New Orleans police and EMS respond after an officer at shot near Tulane Avenue and Jefferson Davis Parkway in Mid-City on Thursday, April 11, 2019.New Orleans police respond after an officer was shot near Tulane Avenue and Jefferson Davis Parkway in Mid-City on Thursday, April 11, 2019.New Orleans police respond after an officer at shot near Tulane Avenue and Jefferson Davis Parkway in Mid-City on Thursday, April 11, 2019.New Orleans police respond after an officer was shot near Tulane Avenue and Jefferson Davis Parkway in Mid-City on Thursday, April 11, 2019.

A New Orleans police officer was shot in the leg Thursday night (April 11) as he was responding to a suspicious person call at a Mid-City gas station, NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said.

The shooter was apprehended and another person also was taken into custody, Ferguson said.

“He’s speaking and alert,” Ferguson said of the officer, who had a bullet lodged in his right calf.

Officers were responding to a call in the 3300 block of Tulane Avenue at 9:16 p.m. when the shooting occurred. During a struggle, an “individual fire his weapon,” Ferguson said.

Another officer applied a tourniquet to the wound and the officer was taken by EMS to a hospital, where he was in stable condition.

“He’s doing fine,” Ferguson said. “The officer showed great restraint. He never removed his weapon.”

Several people were standing outside of the gas station, watching as the crowd of investigators grew.

“The only person that was hurt is a police officer,” a man told a woman waiting at the yellow tape to see if her son, who works nearby, was all right.

A woman who was sitting outside a nearby bar said she saw what appeared to be a scuffle inside the Shell station shortly before the shooting. She said she could not see who was involved in the fight.

“I just saw arms swinging,” she said.

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