(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.