Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting by NOPD
NEW ORLEANS - An operation to arrest a pair of armed robbery suspects ended in an officer-involved shooting that left one man dead.
According to WWL-TV, the incident occurred in the 10000 block of Curran Blvd. at the Carriage House Apartments in New Orleans East around 5 p.m.
A robbery investigation led police to the apartment complex, according to NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison.
Police believe the suspects were involved in one or more armed robberies.
Harrison said two plain-clothed officers were inside the courtyard of the apartment conducting surveillance where the suspects were located.
The surveillance team then saw the two suspects leave and attempt to run before the New Orleans Police Department's tactical team could enter the courtyard.
Harrison said that an officer fired his weapon multiple times and struck the suspect.
The firearm that the suspect was carrying could be seen on the ground next to the man's body, Harrison said.
Police did not state whether the man fired or raised his gun at an officer.
No officers were injured in the shooting, according to the NOPD.
An investigation is currently underway.