BREAKING: New Orleans Police Officer Shot, Third In A Week
New Orleans, LA – A New Orleans police officer was shot on Tuesday morning in New Orleans East, the third officer to be shot in that area of the city in a week.
The Fraternal Order of Police and Police Association of New Orleans said the incident occurred at about 9 a.m. on April 21 when an officer responded to a call at the Bundy Apartments in the 6700-block of Bundy Road, WWLT reported.
The officer was able to put out an “officer in need of assistance” call after he was shot and police descended on the scene.
The union said the officer was wounded in the arm, according to WWLT.
He was transported to University Medical Center and was reportedly in “stable” condition.
Police have not yet released any details about the incident but have asked residents to stay clear of the area, WWLT reported.
Just a week ago, two more police officers were shot in the same area.
The officers responded to a car burglary in progress on April 15 in an area that had been having a rash of car break-ins, WWLT reported.
One of the officers was shot in the kneecap and the other was shot in the calf.
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