New Orleans officer fatally shot in ambush; suspect held

New Orleans officer fatally shot in ambush; suspect held

A New Orleans police officer was shot and killed early Friday while patrolling the city's east side, police said.

Harrison said that one or two of the officers returned fire, possibly striking the suspect, who then ran into a nearby apartment.

It was about 12:15 a.m. when McNeil, 29, and his partners tried to stop the man near Tara Lane and Lake Forest Boulevard, Harrison told reporters gathered outside University Medical Center, where surgeons' efforts to save McNeil's life proved fruitless.

Praising his officer's courage and professionalism, Harrison said all officers are grieving alongside McNeil's family right now during this hard time. "At some point, they got out of their vehicle, and when officer McNeil exited his vehicle, what we believe happened was there was an encounter".

Investigators with the the NOPD's Public Integrity Bureau Force Investigation Team, the federal consent decree monitor, and the Independent Police Monitor have begun what Harrison said will be a painstaking, detailed, and transparent investigation into the shooting. Police didn't immediately identify the officer or the suspected gunman.

The name of the officer has not been released at this time at the request of the family.

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Police say the shooter later surrendered to police and was brought to UMC.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu was on the scene and asked for prayers for the officer. He remained holed up in an apartment until SWAT officers and negotiators talked him into surrendering peacefully.

The Advocate reported that a person sitting on the front porch of Darren Bridges' family home said, "All we know is he's been shot, and we don't know if he's dead or alive".

At least one officer returned fire, hitting Bridges at least once. There was only one gunman, he said.

Witnesses said they heard five to 10 shots during the incident. There were a lot of officers who knew this officer very well.

"I believe that these were proactive officers", Livaccari said to the television station.

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