(WDSU) Security footage has been released by New Orleans police showing the downtown shootout between an armed robbery suspect and officers that wounded five innocent bystanders.
The release of video Thursday comes after the February 17 encounter between the suspect and police in a busy area of the Central Business District.
New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Shaun Ferguson discussed the video release with reporters during a news conference Thursday afternoon.
“At no point, let me be clear, were our officers firing unless being fired at,” Ferguson said.
Reginald Bursey, who was shot and killed by police, was suspected of being a gang member in Texas and was a person of interest in two armed robberies in New Orleans, law enforcement sources said. Officials said police were searching for Bursey, and when they found him, the suspected gunman shot at officers. The officers returned fire, killing Bursey.