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