NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans police officer was shot and killed early Friday, ambushed while getting out of a patrol car on the city’s east side, police said.
The accused shooter was also shot when officers returned fire, Police Superintendent Michael Harrison told reporters at an early morning news conference.
At least one — possibly two — officers returned fire “and our officer collapsed right there on the scene,” Harrison said.
“They were on routine patrol,” he said. “They saw something that aroused their suspicion. They were exiting the vehicle and upon exiting the vehicle what we have learned is that this perpetrator fired at our officer, striking our officer.”
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