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.



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