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Looter shoots New Orleans police officer in head

September 02, 2005

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Looter shoots New Orleans police officer in head

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Looting continued late Tuesday and early Wednesday in some New Orleans neighborhoods, prompting authorities to send more than 70 additional officers and an armed personnel carrier into the city.

A police officer in New Orleans was shot in the head by a looter, but was expected to recover, said Sgt. Paul Accardo, a police spokesman.

On New Orleans' Canal Street, dozens of looters ripped open the steel gates on clothing and jewelry stores and grabbed merchandise...

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