Two cops have been shot with one in the face whilst sat in their squad car
Two police officers were shot as they sat in their squad car in New Orleans yesterday (Friday).
One of the cops was blasted in the face in the shooting, which took place around 4.30pm in the city’s French Quarter neighborhood in Louisiana.
Witnesses claim the shooter stood up from a pedicab when the squad car was at a stop sign before opening fire – blasting at least five rounds into the police car.
One officer suffered shot in the left cheek and the bullet is now lodged in his skull, according to New Orleans Police Department superintendent Shaun Ferguson.
Mr Ferguson said: “Two of our officers were ambushed.”
The second officer received “minor abrasions” to his arm, he said.
The two cops were taken to hospital by other officers after the shooting.
Shocking images have also emerged showing the suspect lying face down on a pavement as officers surround him
It is believed witnesses helped cops take the man, who had a holser, into custody by pointing him out to officers.
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