FOX 8: NOPD Officer Shot Uptown, 2 Suspects Arrested

(WVUE/FOX 8 News) A New Orleans police officer was shot Uptown during an armed robbery, according to a spokesman for the police department.

The shooting happened just after 6 a.m. at CVS Pharmacy in the 4900 block of Prytania Street.

NOPD Chief Shaun Ferguson says multiple officers responded to the area when a shootout ensued between the officer and the suspects.

Three officers returned fire striking one suspect. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover.

A second suspect was apprehended around 9 a.m.

The officer, who was shot in the left shoulder, is alert and stable.

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