Details Emerge In Ambush Of 2 Police Officers

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One New Orleans police officer is in serious but stable condition after being shot in the face and a second has minor injuries after they were “ambushed” by a shooter Friday, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

The pair were on routine patrol in a marked SUV around 4:30 p.m. Friday in the French Quarter when they were fired upon by a passenger in a pedicab, officials said.

“This is a dark day for our officers so I want to ask you to keep our officers in your prayers,” NOPD Chief Shaun Ferguson said at a press conference.

The suspect was quickly arrested by responding officers and was transported to the hospital “after suffering a possible medical episode at the time of his arrest.” The officer that was shot in the face is in “serious but stable condition” and “responsive,” according to police.

Read more at abcnews.com

 

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