New Orleans Officers Kills Driver During Traffic Stop

New Orleans Officers Kills Driver During Traffic Stop
New Orleans Officers Kills Driver During Traffic Stop

New Orleans police say an officer shot and killed a driver early Monday after a shot was fired during a traffic stop.

Police spokesman Frank Robertson says Officer Fredrick Carter stopped a van for a traffic violation. Robertson says Carter was approaching the van when a shot was fired.

Robertson said in a news release that Carter, a 15 year veteran of the police department, returned to his patrol car for cover and fired several shots toward van killing the driver.

Police say a gun was found in the vehicle.

The name of the van’s driver wasn’t immediately released. An investigating into the shooting continues.

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