ENDANGERED NOPD POLICE OFFICER APPARENTLY FACED WITH AN AK-47 REPORTEDLY FIRES ON SUBJECT on 2400 Franklin Ave, at or near a Baptist Church. We understand that the officer is ok, and we have not heard confirmation yet if someone was struck, although the officer requested EMS on a code 3. (copy of our !alert issued on 6- 20-10 at 9:51PM)
Monitoring the scanners, ProjectNOLA volunteers heard a a female NOPD officer shout on the radio that they were working 94s (that officers were in the immediate area of shots being fired), which was the very quickly followed by a male officer shout 108, 108! (police signal code for officer's life in immediate danger, requesting emergency assistance). The male officer shouted that they were in front of a church and to start more units. The location of the incident now established, the officer identified his unit number as being 1562, that the subject was 95g (illegally had a firearm), and that they had a crime scene. Moments later, the officer told the dispatcher that they needed rank and homicide (which was our first indication that an officer-related shooting had occurred), quickly followed by a request for a perimeter to be set up around the area, in the event that more people were armed. Officer then checked with dispatch to make sure that EMS was enroute on a code 3 (highest priority). Rank unit 540 then came on air, and asked the officer what happened. The officer shouted that their was a subject with an AK-47 that was shooting at them, and just to send more units.
Please find below the ProjectNOLA Real Time Alert log & the full NOPD Press Release:
Real-Time incident Log (time is off by one hour)
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:27 nx_2000 108...
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:27 Nicorleans 94s, SHOUTING BY OFFICER.
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:27 Nicorleans 108 108 108
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:27 Nicorleans DISPATCH CAN'T GET LOCATON. RADIO BREAKING UP.
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:27 Pronola 2400 franklin
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:27 Nicorleans MORE SHOUTING.
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:28 Nicorleans 2400 FRANKLING 108 108 108
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:28 Pronola franklin avenue baptist - need rank
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:28 nx_2000 in front of franklin ave baptist church?
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:28 Nicorleans 95G FRANKLIN AVENUE BAPTIST
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:28 Nicorleans GET ME RANK OUT HERE
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:28 Pronola more subjects 95G
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:28 Nicorleans 1581 GOT A SCENE, SUBJECT DOWN, CODE 4, START HOMICIDE, START RANK.
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:28 Pronola get a perimeter
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:29 Pronola make notifications
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:29 Pronola AK 47 - taking shots
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:30 Pronola this is NOT good
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:30 nx_2000 ... "subject with AK-47 taking shots"
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:30 bdubourg dear God, Pro.
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:30 Pronola how many are down
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:31 Nicorleans I lost my ability to post there for a minute.
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:32 Nicorleans Thank God you were here, Pro.
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:32 nx_2000 EMS code 4
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:32 Pronola nic and nx - help me catch details since the officers are so upset - need to do an alert when we get it all straight
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:32 Nicorleans CRIME LAB RANK ROLL: 2400 Block Franklin
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:32 Nicorleans The units were very, very distressed. Said something about AK-47.
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:33 Nicorleans u540 is on his way.
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:33 Pronola was the perp shot, or an innocent?
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:33 Nicorleans Still no code 4.
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:33 Nicorleans They haven't said.
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:33 nx_2000 I heard EMS requested for perp... i think
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:33 Pronola a perp i should say - at one point i heard a unit yelling there may be more 95G and needed a perimeter
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:33 Nicorleans With an AK, it'd be amazing if there was just one victime
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:34 Nicorleans u5126 rank crime lab en route.
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:34 Nicorleans Jeez, I'm shaking. That one came out of nowhere.
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:35 Pronola last night - the train thing came out of the blue
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:35 Nicorleans My first thought was that a 26 was down, but it doesn't sound like that now.
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:35 Pronola if an officer discharged their weapon, we'll hear them ask to notify the academy
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:36 Nicorleans We have a code 4 now.
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:36 Nicorleans u3510 to u540, 3rd dist. rank offering a unit if needed.
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:37 Pronola NO alert will go out until we have the details on this on straight
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:37 nx_2000 I heard "notify homicide" again
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:37 Nicorleans CRIME LAB ROLL: u5120 summoned. Signal 108, 2400 block Franklin, requested by unit 1562.
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:37 Nicorleans I agree, Pro.
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:38 Nicorleans Do you need tactical assistance? Large crowd, behind the church, by the bridge. Perp still loose, asks rank?
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:39 Nicorleans Hard to hear what's going on.
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:44 nx_2000 34-s - 21xx music
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:44 Pronola 2100 block music - 34S
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:44 Nicorleans 34S, 21XX Music, code 2, 5th dist.
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:44 Nicorleans And so it begins.
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:44 nx_2000 shot to leg, EMS notified
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:45 Nicorleans Male, black shirt, gunshot wound to leg, EMS notified.
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:46 Nicorleans Can you see if any 5th dist unit has crime scene tape?
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:48 Nicorleans u522 responding to 34S. Code 4.
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:49 Nicorleans Supplement to incident on Franklin: "he just ran here..." (?)
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:49 Nicorleans Did ya'll hear that?
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:49 Nicorleans Oh, I see. 34S is possibly a duplicate to the incident on Franklin. Need rank to confirm.
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:55 Nicorleans Is the body going to remain the on scene? u520 says yes.
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:55 Nicorleans on the, not the on. Sorry about that.
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:56 Nicorleans Sounds like a big scene...lots of crime lab units.
Sunday, 20 June 2010 19:58 Nicorleans 5th dist. just asked if any code 2's come out, see if other districts can help out.
Sunday, 20 June 2010 20:00 Pineapple hey guys...what in the hell is going on Franklin Ave???...just tried to come through there and there was a crapload of cops and literally hundred of people....
Sunday, 20 June 2010 20:00 Pineapple hundreds
Sunday, 20 June 2010 20:00 Nicorleans Pineapple, a 108 involving an AK-47. We think there's one dead, possibly another injured. We're not sure about any more details at this point.
Sunday, 20 June 2010 20:00 Pronola shooter with AK47 and a 108
Sunday, 20 June 2010 20:01 Pineapple oh god....I hope the cop is ok...is media on the scene?
Sunday, 20 June 2010 20:01 Nicorleans We haven't heard that yet.
Sunday, 20 June 2010 20:01 Pronola cops are fine - media is on scene
Full NOPD Press Release:
Armed Male Fatally Wounded by Police
New Orleans, LA – Members of the New Orleans Police Department’s Homicide Section are investigating the death of an unidentified male who was fatally shot by Fifth District New Orleans Police Officers. As of this time, the officers’ names have not been made available. The incident occurred on June 20, 2010, shortly before 8:30 P.M., in the 2400 block of Franklin Avenue.
According to investigators, Fifth District officers responded to a call of "shots fired" at a park near the intersection of Law Street and Franklin Avenue. Upon their arrival, the officers were directed to an individual carrying an assault rifle walking on Franklin Avenue from the park in a southbound direction. Subsequently, the officers confronted the perpetrator at which time he was ordered to drop the assault rifle. The perpetrator then raised the rifle towards three officers and the officers fired several shots striking him in the body. Emergency medical technicians were summoned to the scene where the perpetrator was pronounced dead.
During a preliminary investigation, officers recovered an assault rifle with a fully loaded magazine and a loaded semi automatic pistol was recovered in the vicinity of the same area.
Another individual in the 2100 block of Music Street was located suffering from a gunshot wound to the ankle and is listed in stable condition. This injury is believed to have been sustained at the time of this incident.
Homicide Sergeant Daniel McMullen is in charge of this ongoing investigation and the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office to review his findings. Members of the Public Integrity Bureau were on the scene to conduct an independent review.
As per standard policy, the unnamed Fifth District Officers were placed on administrative reassignment pending a review by the Superintendent of Police.
Officer Hilal B. Williams
New Orleans Police Department
Public Affairs Division