Off-duty NOPD officer shot while being robbed in Mid-City parking lot, police say

Published: Oct. 14, 2022 at 8:25 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 14, 2022 at 2:44 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - An off-duty NOPD officer is recovering in the hospital after being injured in a shooting that occurred in a bustling part of Mid-City Thursday (Oct. 13) night.

Sources say that the officer is in stable condition after being shot in a parking lot in the 300 block of North Rendon Street.

Police say an armed subject approached the officer, pointed a gun at him, and demanded his possessions.

A struggle ensued and the victim, identified as Fourth District Officer Louis Blackmon, was reportedly shot one time in the abdomen.

The investigation is ongoing.

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