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NOPD officer kills armed man on Bourbon Street
The man was identified as Justin Schaubert, 25, by John Gagliano, chief investigator in the New Orleans Coroner's Office. Schaubert was shot to death in the 500 block of Bourbon, said Officer Hilal Williams, NOPD spokeswoman.
Prior to the shooting, the man was at the Bourbon Street Blues Company nightclub in the 400 block of Bourbon. The man was asked to put a shirt on and was told that he would be ordered to leave the club if he did not do so.
The man pulled out a gun and left the nightclub, Williams said. As he exited the club, bouncers chased him into the 500 block of Bourbon, where they attempted to apprehend him for police.
The man fired at the bouncers, grazing one in the back of the head. When an NOPD officer intervened, the man fired in the direction of the officer. The officer returned fire, striking him in the body.
He was pronounced dead on the scene. Gagliano said his office was still conducting the autopsy on Schaubert, and could not yet confirm how many times he was shot or where he was shot.
The 33-year-old bouncer was treated and listed in good condition at a local hospital, Williams said.
The officer involved will be placed on administrative reassignment pending a review by the Public Integrity Bureau. After the investigation is completed, the findings will be handed over to the district attorney's office for review.
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Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (load item map)
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