NOPD investigate after officer found dead in home

New Orleans police is investigating after a nine-year police veteran was found dead in her home on Tuesday.

According to police, detectives were called to a home on Touro Street at around 8:30 am. Police say the original call was for a wellness check.

When officers arrived, they found the victim, a 36-year-old woman who had been shot. NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said the woman’s identity had not been released yet.

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“It’s a bad day,” Ferguson said in a brief press conference Tuesday morning. “I just ask that you keep my officers and this community and this family in your prayers. We’ll continue to give support to the family and especially to our officers as they’re going through this grieving moment.”

Ferguson said the incident has been classified as an unclassified death. Homicide detectives say it’s too early in the investigation to determine how the officer died.

The investigation is ongoing.

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