Off-duty officer killed in Houston shooting was Southern alumnus

2 years 1 month 1 week ago Monday, August 23 2021 Aug 23, 2021 August 23, 2021 11:14 AM August 23, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

HOUSTON - An off-duty New Orleans police officer killed in an attempted robbery outside a Texas restaurant over the weekend was also a beloved member of the Southern University community.

On Monday, the university released a statement calling Officer Everett Briscoe a "dedicated and proud alumnus," adding that he was also a member of the Human Jukebox marching band. 

Briscoe was shot to death Saturday after two armed robbers approached a group of people eating on the patio of a Houston-area restaurant. Reports said the group complied with the attackers' demands, but Briscoe was fatally shot at some point in the confrontation. 

Briscoe was a 13-year-veteran with NOPD and a member of the Zulu Mardi Gras krewe. He leaves behind a wife and two children.

Authorities are still searching for the suspects.

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