A Louisiana State Police trooper was shot in the arm during an incident at New Orleans’ 7th Ward.
NOPD spokeswoman Ambria Washington said in an email shortly before 4 p.m. that the department was “assisting in an officer-involved shooting.”
A witness, who asked to be identified only as James P. out of concern for his safety, said more than a dozen law enforcement officers were at the location apparently looking for someone when a man in a gray outfit motioned to the officers and then began firing at them.
The witness said an exchange of gunfire ensued, at which time the trooper was injured.
One suspect was fatally shot on the scene, two more are at-large.