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NOPD: Gunman shot, injured by police after firing at officers

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

New Orleans police are investigating an incident where officers shoot and injure a gunman after being fired upon. The incident occurred Sunday around 1:10 p.m. in the 2200 block of Desire Street. 

Police say that officers were responding to a call of armed, suspicious men on the block. As police approached the men, one of the suspects pointed a gun at the officers and fired. Police returned fire and struck the suspect in the buttocks. The other gunmen fled the scene. Officers recovered the gun used by the injured gunman, as well as, a magazine. The 32-year-old injured gunman was transported to a nearby hospital. He will be booked in jail, once released from the hospital. No officers were injured in the incident. 

On scene, officers recovered a four-door, silver Toyota Camry that was reported stolen. Police are working to determine if the the vehicle may have been used in additional crimes.   

Police identified the officer involved in the shooting as eight-year veteran Jacob Lundy. He was wearing his body-worn-camera and the Public Integrity Bureau is in the process of reviewing the footage, according to police. The Independent Police Monitor and Federal Monitor are also investigating the incident. Police say that Lundy will be reassigned pending the investigation.

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