NOPD Officer Shot on Tulane Ave – Suspect in Custody

According to the New Orleans Police Department, an officer was shot Thursday evening at the Shell Gas Station in the 3300 block of Tulane Ave.

NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson stated that the shooting occurred around 9:16 p.m. The officer, who has been with the NOPD for three years and was assigned to the first district, was called to the area following reports of a suspicious armed person in the area.

The officer attempted to pat down a suspect fitting the description and a struggle ensued. It was then that the suspect pulled out a gun and shot the officer in the calf. In spite of his wound, the officer subdued the suspect without using his own weapon until more officers arrived on the scene. The suspect was taken into custody and a second person was detained for questioning.

New Orleans Emergency Services transported the officer to University Medical Center. His injuries are not life-threatening.

NOLA Ready is asking that all residents avoid the area; streets within a boundary formed by Tulane Ave., S. Rendon, d’Hemecourt, and Jefferson Davis are closed to traffic.

Image courtesy of NOLA Ready



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