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Veteran NOPD detective killed in Houston was Southern University, Human Jukebox alum

Published: Aug. 23, 2021 at 8:31 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 23, 2021 at 10:31 PM CDT
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HOUSTON (WAFB) - An off-duty New Orleans Police Detective was killed while at a restaurant in Houston during an apparent robbery over the weekend. Everett Briscoe was a 13-year-veteran with NOPD and was a Southern alum and member of the Human Jukebox Marching Band.

Southern released a statement on the tragic death of Detective Briscoe.

The Southern University family extends our condolences to the family and loved ones of New Orleans Police Detective Everett Briscoe. Briscoe was a dedicated and proud alumnus of the university and his beloved Human Jukebox Marching Band, which he represented often as a member of the iconic organization, Zulu. He will be missed tremendously.

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Briscoe joined the historic Southern Marching Band in 1998. Current band director Kedric Taylor said losing Briscoe was like losing a brother.

“Just knowing the type of person, he was, it hurt,” said Taylor. “To hear the news and see all the people posting saying good things, seeing all the people and lives he impacted, it makes you wonder, what’s really going on?

Briscoe was the father of two children, sources said.

According to Houston police, the officer sources identified as Briscoe and another man were dining with a group on an outdoor patio when two hooded gunmen approached and demanded their belongings. Though witnesses told Houston police that the victims complied, one of the gunmen fired shots that killed one victim and left another man hospitalized in critical condition.

“He was one of those guys that was always positive, always had a smile on his face, when you saw him, you knew he was going to light the room up. He was that type of person,” Taylor said. “You love to have those type of people around because they make your day better. Just knowing that you have people in the world like that and to see him lose his life like that, that hurt more than anything.”

No suspects have been arrested in the shooting. Investigators said the assailants escaped the scene in a gray or silver four-door Nissan Altima with a paper temporary license plate.

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