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New Orleans Officer Shot in Hand

December 21, 2007  | 

A New Orleans police officer was shot in the hand earlier this week while investigating a burglary at Treme resource center.

The officer and his partner responded to a burglar alarm shortly after 6 a.m. at the Family Resource Center. Inside, a shooting took place. NOPD Deputy Chief Marlon Defillo told the New Orleans Times-Picayune that the department is still investigating the shooting. "We can say with confidence there was a burglary," Defillo said.

NOPD SWAT searched the building but a shooter was not found.

At presstime the wounded officer was in stable condition in a local hospital. He will need surgery on his hand.

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