New Orleans police: Man who fired at officers during chase shot, dies


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NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans police say a 37-year-old man wounded by officers during an exchange of gunfire after a traffic stop has died.

Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said Thursday the officer involving in the shooting was wearing a body camera, which captured the event on video.

Police spokesman Hilal Williams said in a statement that officers were pulling a vehicle over around 11 p.m. Wednesday when three people inside fled. Officers chased them on foot.

Williams says a man produced a gun during the pursuit and fired at the officers. One of the officers fired back, striking the man in his lower extremities.

The unidentified man was taken to a hospital, where he died Thursday morning.

Harrison said the other two individuals, believed to be a man and woman, remain at large.

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