NOPD body-cam video details shootout with burglary suspects that wounded man

Dramatic body-worn camera video released on Thursday shows an armed burglary suspect shooting at New Orleans Police Department officers in the Lower 9th Ward on Oct. 28 before the officers returned fire, department officials said.

In a press conference at NOPD headquarters, Superintendent Shaun Ferguson and internal investigators gave the fullest account yet of the gun battle, the latest of several involving NOPD officers this year.

Meilleur is seen in the driver's seat of a minivan, poised to flee the scene. More rounds are fired. After several seconds, Meilleur complies with officers' commands to get on the ground.

Police said he suffered a minor wound in his upper right flank from Johnson's fire.

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