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New Orleans Police Officer Shot And Killed

Daniel X. O'Neil /
New Orleans Police Car

New Orleans police say one of their officers was shot and killed Friday while on patrol.

Police Superintendent Michael Harrison says the officer was killed while patrolling the city's east side. Authorities say the accused shooter was also shot when officers returned fire.

Harrison said the suspect surrendered to a SWAT team after hiding inside an apartment for some time.

Harrison said the accused gunman was taken to a hospital where he was being treated Friday morning.