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Speaking outside University Medical Center, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu listens as New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison breaks the news of the death of one of his officers that was fired upon during a routine patrol near the Cypress Parc Apartments in New Orleans, La. Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. The suspect was also shot but is being treated at the hospital.

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON

One New Orleans police officer has died after wounds sustained in a shootout Thursday night, authorities said.

At least one police officer wounded the suspected killer, who was arrested but taken to the hospital for treatment, Chief Michael Harrison and Mayor Mitch Landrieu said during an overnight news conference.

The slain officer's name wasn't immediately released to allow his relatives the opportunity to notify extended family about his killing. His accused killer was only described as a 30-year-old man.

Watch the full news conference below. Can't see the video? Click here. 

 

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