NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans Police have released body camera footage of a shooting that left one man dead and an officer injured.
The NOPD said on Thursday the released video will shed more light on exactly what unfolded earlier on Jan. 4.
This shooting happened in Treme in the 2300 block of Orleans Ave. Police responded to an attempted suicide call.
The video released is from the officer’s body worn cameras.
NOPD Chief Michael Harrison said the officers were immediately met with resistance and had to make split second decisions. Officers shot and killed 23-year-old Jonell Williams.
He was shot multiple times. Police said Williams struck officer Mario Bravo twice in the vest. He was shot in the upper and lower vest and suffered bruising. This shooting is still under investigation.
The NOPD said the officer involved will be returning to their normal duties with the department this week.
The Office of the Independent Police Monitor said its glad to see the NOPD being transparent.
“Research studies have shown direct observations of police interactions by the public improves the quality of police work and accountability. Nevertheless, our work is far from done,” a statement said.