NOPD officer involved in New Orleans East shooting, suspect killed

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) –¬†An NOPD officer was involved in a shooting this afternoon in New Orleans East.

The shooting happened in the 10000 block of Curran Boulevard around 5:30 p.m.

Officers on patrol in the area were looking for an armed robbery suspect, according to the NOPD.

The subject fled when he saw the officers. While running away, he turned and pointed a gun at the officers, who fired at him, striking him at least once.

No officers were injured in the incident, but the NOPD reports that the subject later died from his injuries.

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