City Leaders Mourn Killing Of Off-Duty NOPD Officer In Texas

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New Orleans city leaders are mourning the loss of a veteran NOPD officer killed in Houston, Texas over the weekend.

Mayor LaToya Cantrell, Councilman Jay Banks, and NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson spoke about Everett Briscoe as a celebrated community officer who had recently earned a degree from Southern University.

Briscoe was eating dinner with his family on the patio of the Grotto Ristorante restaurant when two armed suspects fired a gun after robbing a group of people nearby.

Houston Police said a second victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition, and the suspects remain at large.

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