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Officer-involved shooting in New Orleans leaves suspect dead

Posted at 12:49 PM, Jan 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-06 02:46:04-05

New Orleans police fatally shot a man after he fired two bullets into an officer’s body armor during a confrontation late Friday.

Officers were called around 10 p.m. to investigate a suicide attempt when the man in question opened fire.

Authorities say the officer was hit twice in his protective vest, stopping the bullets. Four officers, in return, are said to have shot the man multiple times.

Both the officer and the man who shot him were taken to the hospital.

The man later died. Police say the officer will be in okay and was “in good spirits.”

Neither the deceased nor the officer have been identified.

An internal investigation concerning the shooting will be launched, which is standard procedure any time an officer fires their weapon.

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