Posted: Apr 14, 2010 5:20 PM
Updated: Apr 14, 2010 5:20 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) The FBI will review a New Orleans police officer's fatal shooting of a man inside his home last week.
A spokesman for the New Orleans Police Department said Wednesday that the department requested the FBI review due to "great concern" expressed by the family of 39-year-old Brian Harris, who was shot and killed in his eastern New Orleans home Friday by Officer Stephen McGee.
FBI spokeswoman Sheila Thorne said the bureau received the request and will review the matter.
The FBI already is investigating several other cases in which police officers fatally shot people, including shootings on a bridge in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath that killed two people and wounded four others.
On Friday night, Harris allegedly barricaded himself in a bedroom and was holding a knife when officers entered the room. Police said officers jolted Harris with a stun gun before he moved toward the officers and was shot in the chest.