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New Orleans police officer shot and killed, suspect also shot

13 October 2017

A New Orleans police officer was shot and killed early Friday, October 13, according to the NOPD.

When they exited their vehicle after observing what was described as suspicious behavior, the officers were immediately fired upon by a male suspect, Harrison said.

"Our officer has expired", said police Superintendent Michael Harrison.

"One, possibly two officers, returned fire, perhaps striking the subject, and our officer collapsed right there on the scene", Harrison said.

The officer was transported to University Medical Center, where he died. Harrison says the suspect later surrendered peacefully and is being treated for multiple gunshot wounds at UMC.

"This hurts, I can't begin to tell you how much this hurts", Harrison added.

The officer's name has not been released.

There was a massive law enforcement presence at the shooting scene earlier in the morning.

Police reported an "officer life in danger" around 12:30 Friday morning on the 6800 block of Cindy Place.

The suspect fled to a nearby building.

Stay with NOLA.com as more information becomes available on this breaking story.

New Orleans police officer shot and killed, suspect also shot