La. cop-shooting suspect had lengthy record


By Meghan Gordon, and Paul Purpura, and Allen Powell II, West Bank bureau
Copyright 2006 The Times-Picayune Publishing Company 

The man accused of gunning down a New Orleans police officer Monday on an Algiers street began a life of crime at age 15 and has been in and out of police custody ever since, court records show.

Eddie Allen Harrison III, 23, of Algiers, faces up to 50 years in prison if convicted in state court of attempted first-degree murder in the shooting of officer Andres Gonzalez. Federal authorities also tacked on an additional charge in connection with the shooting.

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