One officer was shot in the left cheek and the bullet is now lodged inside of his skull. He is in serious, but stable condition. The second officer received ‘minor abrasions’ to his arm, according to Ferguson.
Both injured officers were then taken to the hospital by other NOPD officers.
The suspect was apprehended near the intersection of St. Peter and Decatur Street. Witnesses in the area helped identify and point out the suspect.
NOPD says no firearms were fired toward the suspect in the incident.
A witness at a nearby shop said they heard several loud “popping noises” outside of a nearby window and saw two people flee from the scene.