New Orleans officer dies 4 weeks after home invasion shooting


Gunmen sought in fatal shooting at detective's eastern N.O. home Saturday, November 10, 2007

By Brendan McCarthy
The Times Picayune

NEW ORLEANS — The death of a fellow officer cast a pall Friday over the nearly 1,400 men and women who wear badges emblazoned NOPD.

Shortly after midnight, Detective Thelonious Dukes, a 19-year veteran of the New Orleans Police Department, died in a University Hospital operating room.

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