La. officer fatally shot at school basketball game
UPDATED 9:10 AM PT – Saturday, February 26, 2021
Authorities in Louisiana investigated the fatal shooting of an officer. On Friday, a law enforcement officer in New Orleans was fatally shot at George Washington Carver High School during a basketball game.
The NOPD is investigating a shooting in the 3000 block of Higgins Blvd.
Initial reports indicate a law enforcement officer from an outside agency was shot.
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According to reports, the suspect tried to enter the game when an altercation occurred with a staff member. Authorities said the officer, who has not yet been named, then escorted the suspect out of the building.
“This individual pulled his weapon out and fired a shot that struck the officer in his chest,” New Orleans Police Department Supt. Shaun Ferguson said.
The officer was rushed to a local hospital where he was ultimately pronounced dead. Authorities said the suspect is now in custody and the investigation is ongoing.