Breaking: New Orleans Police Officer Shot Dead in His Cruiser (VIDEO)

A New Orleans Housing Authority officer was shot dead in his cruiser Sunday morning.
The car was found still in ‘drive” when they found the officer.

** The patrol car apparently had rolled one to two blocks after the officer was shot before hitting a curb and stopping.

The driver’s side window was broken out and the lights were still on.
window broken out

The officer was patrolling a Central City construction site when he was killed.
NBC News reported:

A New Orleans housing authority police officer was shot and killed while sitting in a marked patrol car Sunday morning, according to police.

The 45-year-old Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) officer was patrolling a construction site just blocks from the New Orleans Saints’ stadium when he was fatally shot, according to a statement from the New Orleans Police Department.

Police were called to the scene at 7:10 a.m., and found the officer in his marked patrol car, which had rolled forward and hit a curb, according to the statement.

No arrests had been made in connection with the shooting, and police had not identified any suspects, New Orleans Police Department spokesman Garry Flot told NBC News on Sunday afternoon. The murder was under investigation, he said.

HANO said in a statement that they were cooperating with the New Orleans Police Department investigation and sending extra patrol officers to the area of the shooting.

“HANO mourns the loss of one of its valued and dedicated employees,” the statement said.

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