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Veteran officer shot for 3rd time; in good condition

4 months 2 weeks 5 days ago Monday, July 24 2017 Jul 24, 2017 July 24, 2017 6:15 PM July 24, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: WWL
NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans police officer is recovering from a leg wound after being shot for the third time in his law enforcement career.
  
Police say Officer Christopher Abbott was in uniform working an off-duty private security patrol early Monday when someone fired a single round into the privately owned car he was in. The shooter was in a light colored SUV and was still at large.
  
Spokesman Aaron Looney says Abbott was in good condition.
  
Archived news accounts show Abbott was on his way to a 2001 court appearance when he spotted a man with a gun and approached him.  The man fired and hit Abbott.
  
In 1998, Abbott was wearing a protective vest when he was shot in the chest after stopping a suspect in a public housing project.

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