State trooper shoots person Sunday morning in downtown New Orleans

Don Ames
December 02, 2018 - 9:16 am

An investigation is underway after a Louisiana State Trooper was involved in a in downtown New Orleans shooting early Sunday morning.

State Police say an on-duty trooper saw a person in the area of 880 Port of New Orleans Place carrying a weapon.

During the encounter the trooper fired his service weapon, striking the person who was taken to the University Medical Center for treatment.

The trooper was not injured.

No further information has been made available.

The Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations will investigate the matter. The Louisiana State Police Crime Lab is also assisting.

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