2 officers ambushed in the heart of French Quarter in New Orleans

A 4-year veteran of the department is in serious condition and the other has minor injuries.
1:04 | 10/31/20

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We turn now to breaking news overnight. Two officers ambushed in the heart of the French quarter in New Orleans. Janai is here with more on that. Janai, good morning. Reporter: Good morning. The New Orleans police chief said two officers were driving through the French quarter Friday when a passenger in a pedicab started shooting into their squad car. A nearby business captured part of the shooting on surveillance camera. You can see the pedicab go through the intersection past that police car. You then hear gunshots, see the pedicab driver in the yellow shirt take off running and the police car start to drive and then stop as smoke comes out of the window. One officer was hit in the face. The bullet still lodged in a skull. He was in serious condition. The other officer had minor injuries. The suspect was arrested not far from where that shooting happened. Officials say they found a gun at the scene and the suspect wearing a holster. He was taken to the hospital believed to be having some kind of a medical episode when he was taken into custody and the police chief commending the responding officers for their professionalism saying no officers discharged any weapons or firearms during the incident. Whit. All right, janai, thank you.

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