NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - An Irish police officer was shot during an attempted robbery in New Orleans, according BBC News.
The incident was reported just after 5:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 2200 block of New Orleans Street. Officers arriving on the scene in the Seventh Ward found a man shot multiple times
Brian Hanrahan, 32, has been identified as the victim in the shooting, according to BBC. Hanrahan is from Killenaule, a small town in Ireland. He was on vacation in New Orleans with his father when the incident occurred.
Hanrahan tells police that he met an unknown individual who brought him to the area, telling him that he knew of a place where the two could get a drink. The victim tells police that he went to a nearby ATM and withdrew $200.
When he reached the location on New Orleans Street, the victim tells police he was approached by another man who asked for money. When Hanrahan refused, the suspect allegedly shot his and took his money. He fled on foot.
The suspect has been described as a black male, approximately 40 years old, and wearing a gray shirt and dark-colored baseball cap. Detectives say they were unable to locate the victim's wallet.
Hanrahan was transported to a local hospital. The honorary consul of Ireland in Louisiana said his condition is stable and sent the following statement: