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New Orleans police: Man who fired at officers shot, injured

2 years 11 months 4 days ago Thursday, January 08 2015 Jan 8, 2015 January 08, 2015 1:11 AM January 08, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say an officer shot and wounded a man during an exchange of gunfire after a traffic stop.

Police spokesman Hilal Williams said in a statement that officers were pulling a vehicle over around 11 p.m. Wednesday when three people inside fled. Officers chased them on foot.

Williams says a man produced a gun during the pursuit and fired at the officers. One of the officers fired back, striking the man in his lower extremities.

The man was taken to a hospital. His condition was not immediately available.

The other two individuals remain at large.

No further details were immediately available.

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