Policeman In New Orleans Shot In The Face

Two police officer in New Orleans were ambushed by a suspect on Friday afternoon and one of them got shot in the face, police superintendent Shaun Ferguson told reporters. Adding on he said that the officer now had a bullet lodged in his skull and was in a serious but stable condition at a nearby hospital.

The incident occurred at about 4:30 p.m. during one of the officers’ routine patrol, Ferguson said. They confirmed that they were fired upon by a suspect who was posing as the passenger traveling in a pedicab, who they had not previously interacted with, Ferguson added.

One officer, a four-year veteran of the force, was hit within the left cheek below his eye. Ferguson said the officer was ready to walk into the hospital on his own and was speaking at the time even though he has a bullet lodged in his skull. the opposite officer present, a 16-year veteran of the force, suffered minor abrasions to his arm. Ferguson said he wouldn’t identify either officer until their families had been notified.

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