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Update on Sunday’s shooting in New Orleans’ CBD

Posted at 1:44 PM, Feb 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-19 14:44:46-05

A tip from a New Orleans shopkeeper ultimately led to the Central Business District shootout Sunday night that left five bystanders injured, a wanted man dead, and police defending their decision to trade gunfire with an armed robbery suspect on a busy street, our media partners at The Advocate report.

More details began to emerge Monday about the gunfight between police officers and a suspected stick-up man whom multiple law enforcement sources identified as 32-year-old Reginald Romero Bursey, a New Orleans-born man alleged to be an affiliate of a deadly Houston street gang with ties to the Bloods, the newspaper reports.

Three wounded bystanders have been released from the hospital, but two remain hospitalized, including one in critical condition, the Advocate reports.

Police are still unable to say if the bystanders were hit by bullets fired by the suspect or by police, the newspaper reports.

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