Two officers ambushed in New Orleans; one shot in the face by man riding in a pedicab

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Two officers were ambushed in a gun attack on Friday, New Orleans police said, and one was hospitalized with gunshot wounds to the face.

The disturbing incident unfolded in the French Quarter about 4:30 p.m. as the weekend Halloween celebration was beginning.

Witnesses said that the shooter was riding in the back of a pedicab and stood up when they approached the police car and shot at least five times into the SUV, according to the Times Picayune. The unnamed officers in the vehicle did not appear to have time to return fire.

Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson told reporters that they arrested a suspect within minutes after he tried to run away.

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“Two of our officers were ambushed,” said Ferguson. “This is a dark day.”

Police took the injured officer to the hospital instead of waiting for paramedics. Ferguson said the four-year veteran was “in serious but stable condition.”

He also thanked a retired Army veteran who happened to be nearby when the incident unfolded and offered medical assistance to the wounded officer before he was taken to the hospital.

The injured officer was shot under his eye, in his left cheek, with the bullet lodging in his skull. Despite the serious injury, the officer was able to walk into the hospital to seek medical attention.

The second officer, a 16-year veteran, was injured by glass shards during the attack.

Ferguson said that the attack was unprovoked, and that the suspect was experiencing some kind of medical episode when he was taken into custody.

Here’s more about the ambush in New Orleans:

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New Orleans Police: 2 officers ‘ambushed’ in French Quarter

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15 Comments

    1. I think you deserve to get shot in the face and have people laugh about it you are one twisted individual who should be allowed to roam free.

    2. Well, just remember…when you are in trouble and need some protection, DON’T CALL THE POLICE! Call a social worker.

    3. You and those like you are going to make the finest kind of targets in the upcoming leftist communist blm ,antifa and nfac Turkey shoot

  1. I hope the ” medical episode when he was taken into custody” was due to lead poisoning and falling against the pavement 6 times. Moron.

    1. Well, Bruce…I don’t understand your particular type of stupid, but I admire your commitment to it!

  2. Only Gutless Worms and AMBUSH someone. That means they do not qualify as men or boys they qualify as stinking soulless cowards aka Pieces of Scum. I too hope they are next.
    Karma it is a wonderful thing for criminal animals like these.

    Oh and a big thanks to the Disgusting Democrat Party and George Soros that are funding them and the ones responsible for unleashing this horrible plague of mindless violence on America. May you all rot in hell too!

  3. My God is the God of, ‘law and order’! Amazing the brain that loves violence.
    May God bless our great men and women in Blue!
    May God bless America! ❤🇺🇸❤🇺🇸❤🇺🇸

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