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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The New Orleans Police Department held a news conference after releasing bodycam footage from an officer-involved shooting that occurred in the Mid-City area in July.
On July 27, NOPD officers responded to a shooting that left a 30-year-old woman dead and 41-year-old man wounded at the intersection of Ulloa and South Pierce streets.
Through surveillance footage, NOPD officers identified 30-year-old Desmond Henry, 30, and Jessie Carter, 32, as the suspects.
New Orleans Police Department Captain Hans Ganthier said surveillance cameras captured the suspects driving an SUV and tracked it to 6100 block of Painters Street.
NOPD officials said that once the suspects were located, officers chased them.
During the pursuit, an officer opened fire and hit Henry in the leg.
Both suspects were arrested.
On Wednesday, Aug. 9, NOPD officials released the bodycam footage in-person to reporters. It was followed by a news conference with NOPD officials.
Warning: The following video may be disturbing for some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.
Watch the full conference in the video player at the top this story.
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