Police kill gunman accused of murder

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police say officers shot and killed a man who had a gun and was charged with murder. The shooting was the second in 48 hours by a city police officer; the other was not fatal.

Deputy Superintendent Christopher Goodly said Thursday that investigators are looking into whether the 22-year-old fired what was described as a long gun, media reported.

A New Orleans officer and a deputy U.S. Marshal shot the man, who was “preliminarily” suspected of being inside a home, around 9:40 a.m. Thursday, he said during a press conference recorded by The Times Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate.

They had traveled there to serve a “high-risk” term, Goodly said.

“They negotiated with the subject for a peaceful surrender. He did not surrender. Our officers opened fire,” he said.

The inquest is preventing the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office from releasing the man’s name, spokesman Jason Melancon said Friday.

Goody said the man was wanted in connection with murder and attempted murder on August 13, 2021.

Dujan Brown, 35, was killed and another person was injured in the shooting, media reported.

Two other people have been arrested in the case, WDSU-TV reported.

On Wednesday, New Orleans police said an officer exchanged gunfire with a man during a hunt for an armed robber on Tuesday, striking the man three times in the leg.

Mayor LaToya Cantrell described Thursday’s incident as “an example of how the New Orleans Police Department, in partnership with the US Marshal, continues to engage, continuing to put their lives on the line. to protect and serve,” WWL-TV reported.