NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - New Orleans police are investigating the shooting of an off-duty NOPD officer in the Desire neighborhood. The incident occurred Sunday night around 7:47 p.m. in the 3300 block of Alvar Street.
According to police, Commander Derek Frick is in stable condition at University Medical Center with a non-life threatening injury. NOPD said Frick was driving an unmarked vehicle and was not in uniform at the time of the shooting.
Police say that the incident may have been a drive by shooting. The suspect vehicle has been described as a brown or gold-colored SUV, possibly a Chevrolet or GMC. Police say that Frick was shot in the neck and was able to pull over. Two nearby citizens helped notify EMS.
We will provide more information as soon as it becomes available.