An off-duty NOPD officer was the victim of an armed robbery that occurred at around 10:35 p.m. on October 13, 2022, in the 300 block of North Rendon Street.
Initial information shows that an armed subject approached the off-duty officer, pointed a gun at him and demanded his possessions. A struggle reportedly ensued. At that time, the officer suffered a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. The officer was transported to a local hospital by EMS, where he remains in stable condition.
The officer is identified as Louis Blackmon, a four-year veteran who serves in the Fourth District.
The NOPD Force Investigation is leading the ongoing investigation. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Public Integrity Bureau at 504-658-6800. Anyone wishing to report information anonymously call Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-7867.