Traffic stop in New Orleans East leads to officer-involved shooting Saturday night

Published: Jul. 17, 2022 at 9:03 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Louisiana State Police is investigating a shooting in New Orleans East during a traffic stop Sat., July 16.

Just before 10 p.m., officers received a complaint about a reckless driver. Upon arrival, officers located the vehicle near the intersection of Chef Menteur Highway and Dowman Road and began to conduct a traffic stop.

As officers approached the vehicle, police say the driver began to accelerate toward the troopers in an effort to escape. The trooper then fired his weapon, according to LSP.

The vehicle then stopped and the driver was taken into custody.

The investigation is ongoing.

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