The NOPD is investigating a shooting incident in the 2600 block of Allen Street that left one person injured and also involved an officer discharging their service weapon.
At about 1:27 p.m., NOPD Fifth District officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 2000 block of North Dorgenois Street. Upon arrival, officers discovered an adult female gunshot wound victim on scene. The victim was transported via EMS to a local hospital and was listed in critical condition.
Officers on scene were notified of an armed white male subject nearby in the 2600 block of Allen Street. As officers arrived at the location, the subject reportedly raised and pointed a weapon in the direction of the officers. One officer discharged their service weapon approximately three times, but did not strike the subject. At this time, the subject is not believed to have discharged his firearm. Neither the subject nor any officer were struck by gunfire in this incident. The armed subject was detained on scene.
The detained subject was identified as Taylor Berry (white male, DOB: 09-10-1994). Berry was booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center for attempted second-degree murder, aggravated assault of a police officer, discharging a firearm during a violent crime and for obstruction of justice.
Federal consent decree monitors were informed of this incident, and the Office of the Independent Police Monitor was also on scene.
NOPD's Public Integrity Bureau Force Investigation Team is investigating the officer discharge aspect of the incident, while NOPD Fifth District detectives are investigating the shooting aspect.
Anyone with information that can assist in this investigation is urged to contact NOPD Force Investigation Team at 504-658-6800 or NOPD Fifth District detectives at 504-658-6050.
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