Superintendent Shaun Ferguson told reporters that on Friday afternoon, a police officer and another police officer in New Orleans were shot in the face after being “ambushed” by the suspect. The person now has a bullet above his head and is in a serious but stable condition in the hospital.
Ferguson said that the incident occurred at about 4:30 pm when officers were conducting routine patrols. Ferguson added that they were fired by a suspect who was a passenger in a tricycle with whom he had not interacted before.
An officer who had served in the army for four years was shot in the left cheek under the eye. Ferguson said that even though there was a bullet in his skull, the officer was able to walk into the hospital by himself and was talking. The other officer present was a 1
Ferguson said that other officials found the suspect and arrested him without incident. He pointed out that the suspect appeared to be “under certain medical conditions.” Ferguson said that because of this situation, the suspect was taken to the hospital. He said the suspect was not harmed by the police and did not open fire during the arrest.
Ferguson said that the police have not yet found the suspect, who allegedly refused to reveal his name or other identifying information. He said that the police found the gun at the scene and said the suspect was wearing a holster when he was arrested.