The vehicle used in an incident Friday in which someone fired shots at a New Orleans policeman, leading to his injury by flying glass, was discovered partially burned in the area of Pear and Eagle Streets, New Orleans Police Department spokesman Officer Garry Flot said Saturday.
The cream-colored Cadillac SUV was reported stolen in January from Jefferson Parish, Flot said.
It will be processed for evidence, he said.
The injured officer, Kenneth Gill, 48, was treated and released from the hospital Friday, Flot said
Gill, who was working an off-duty security detail at the Columbia Parc development, heard shots fired just after 5 p.m. Friday. As he drove to the spot in the 3900 block of Hamburg Street, he was ambushed by two gunmen and injured by glass after a bullet hit the windshield of his squad car, police said.
Gill pursued the two men, who fled in the Cadillac, but he lost them at Paris Avenue near Interstate 610.
The victim of the original shooting, Ryjhoun Smith, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene.