SWAT teams are searching for a suspect after a New Orleans police officer was shot while responding to a report of a robbery near Poland and St. Claude avenues early this morning.
The shooting happened just before 7:30 a.m. at a Dollar General at the intersection of Poland and St. Claude avenues.
NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas, speaking to the media at the scene of the shooting, says the officer was "ambushed" and shot several times.
The Chief says the officer was "ambushed" and "attacked" in the store by the shooter.
Serpas says a former officer who was at the scene picked up the fallen officer's radio and called for help.
Click the window below to view the video of comments by Chief Serpas following the shooting: