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Suspect in New Orleans officer's death indicted for murder

11 months 21 hours 38 seconds ago Thursday, November 16 2017 Nov 16, 2017 November 16, 2017 6:40 PM November 16, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: WWL
NEW ORLEANS - The suspect in last month's shooting of a New Orleans police officer has been indicted for first-degree murder.
  
Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office Thursday said a grand jury indicted 30-year-old Darren Bridges in the fatal shooting of Officer Marcus McNeil during a struggle. McNeil was shot after his patrol team left their cars to investigate something suspicious shortly after midnight Oct. 13.
  
Cannizzaro, in a news release, says his office will pursue the death penalty.
  
Bridges also was charged with seven other counts, including obstruction of justice in a second-degree murder case and aggravated assault with a firearm upon a police officer. A judge denied bail on the first-degree murder charge and set a $250,000 bond on each of the other counts.
  

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