A passenger in the pedestrian surrounded Dane New Orleans A police officer opened fire on a police officer in the French Quarter on Friday and injured another, the city’s police superintendent said.
According to Officer Superintendent Sean Ferguson, there were no contacts with the suspect before they were on patrol Friday afternoon.
“They were just passing through intersections in different areas,” he said. “It’s a dark day for our officers, so I would say that you keep our officers and their families in your prayers.
An officer, who has been in the force for four years, feeds a bullet to the left, just below the eyes. The bullet enters his skull and he is in serious but stable condition.
“He was able to get into the hospital, grabbing his cheek,” Ferguson said.
The second officer, a 16-year veteran, suffered minor injuries to his hand from two glasses of nappies.
Ferguson said the suspect was taken into custody and was transported to the hospital as “to some extent a medical condition.”
He was not injured by police, Ferguson said. A gun was recovered at the scene and the suspect was a holder, he said.
Ferguson thanked a citizen who helped treat the injured officer.
“A retired Army veteran with medical experience was working in a nearby store and assisting his officers with medical treatment until fellow officers arrived on the scene,” he said.
“We also want to pay tribute to the citizens, who pointed out individually, that the officers were responding to this call,” he added.
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