NEW ORLEANS (WAFB) - New Orleans Police say they are searching for three men wanted in connection with the shooting of an officer. The shooting happened just before 2:00 am Sunday morning in front of a restaurant at Elysian Fields and St. Claude Avenue, where the officer was working a paid detail.
Authorities say three men in a Ford SUV drove up to the location and two of them got out of the vehicle. As the suspects approached the business, for unknown reasons, one of them pulled out a handgun and began firing at the officer, hitting him several times. The officer was able to return fire and may have wounded one of the suspects. The two suspects then got back into the SUV and fled the scene.
The officer has been listed in stable condition. He is currently assigned to the Fifth District and has been with the NOPD for four years.
The shooting remains under investigation. Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-903-STOP.