Police: Suspect arrested after New Orleans officer shot
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say one of their own was shot early Sunday morning and a suspect has been arrested.
News 2's sister station reports the officer is Jonathan Smith, 44. He was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.
Police say Smith was shot several times while working a detail at a food place near the intersection of Elysian Fields and St. Claude avenues at 1:45 a.m.
Officials say three suspects were in a Ford SUV. Two of them got out of the vehicle and one of them opened fire Smith. Smith was hit at least three times and the men drove off.
Police say one of the suspects was found shot in a parking lot in Gretna. He was arrested after his story didn't add up and his vehicle matched the getaway car. In the vehicle, police found a dead body who is also believed to be one of the three men. The third man is still on the loose.
Police are continuing to investigate the case.
IMAGE: NOPD via WWL-TV
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