Suspect dead, 1 NOPD officer wounded after back yard chase

By Walt Philbin, Staff writer

A man was shot and killed Monday night by one of two police officers who had chased him through a 7th Ward neighborhood after he shot the officer in the ankle and the forearm, the New Orleans Police Department said.

The officer, who wasn't immediately identified, was shot in ankle and forearm and was in "excellent condition" at the Charity Hospital Trauma Unit at Elmwood Medical Center, Deputy Chief Anthony Cannatella said.

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