Sheriff’s deputy shot, killed in suburban New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Authorities in Louisiana say a deputy has been shot and killed after stopping a pedestrian on the street in a New Orleans suburb.

Col. John Fortunato, a spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, said at a televised news conference that the deputy died Wednesday afternoon after he was shot in the city of Harvey. He had been taken to a hospital in New Orleans. The identity of the deputy has not been released.

A search was underway for a suspect.

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