An off-duty Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office sergeant was shot and wounded during an apparent carjacking attempt late Tuesday.
Sgt. Delaney Jordan, 41, had been visiting family in New Orleans East when he was shot in the back, according to New Orleans police and other law enforcement sources. Jordan was taken to University Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition.
“Violence in our city touches everyone, even members of our law enforcement community,” Sheriff Marlin Gusman said in a statement.
Jordan works at the city's jail.
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Police said Jordan was in his car about 11:20 p.m. in the 7800 block of Brevard Avenue when a man holding a gun and wearing a black ski mask approached. Jordan stepped out and was shot once in the back.
WWL-TV obtained a surveillance video that shows Jordan being approached by someone who was in another vehicle that pulled up next to the sergeant's parked car.
The video shows Jordan running away from his vehicle when he suddenly collapses. The person who apparently shot Jordan gets back into the other vehicle, which then speeds away.
A neighbor told the station that he and his wife heard gunfire and then saw Jordan being helped up by paramedics.
"It's a sad day in the neighborhood — it's senseless," the neighbor said. "A man, just sitting there minding his own business, and somebody just comes up and shoots him."
Police haven't named any suspects in the case.
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