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NOPD: Suspect fired first round in officer-involved shooting

NOPD: Suspect fired first round in officer-involved shooting

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

A preliminary investigation by the NOPD’s Public Integrity Bureau found that the suspect fired the first shot in Monday morning’s fatal officer-involved shooting in New Orleans East.

The incident unfolded at about 4 a.m. as Seventh District Officer Fredrick Carter tried to conduct a traffic stop involving a white Mazda MPV for a license plate violation at the intersection of Chef Menteur Highway and Old Gentilly Road.

The NOPD said the suspect, identified only as a 33-year-old male, fired a shot at Carter and Carter returned fire, killing the suspect. One casing from the suspect’s gun was recovered. The department said Carter fired five shots.

Carter is a 14-year NOPD veteran. He has been reassigned to administrative duties pending the outcome of the investigation.  

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