New Orleans Police Arrest Man In Officer Shooting
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police have arrested a man they say was involved in the shooting of an officer early Sunday morning.
Police say 34-year-old Cornelius Barthelemy was found shot once in the torso in a Ford Expedition in Gretna about 8 a.m. Sunday along with an unidentified dead man. While being treated at a hospital, Barthelemy told police he was one of three men shown in surveillance video of the shooting of 44-year-old Officer Jonathan Smith around 1:40 a.m. Sunday at a New Orleans restaurant.
Smith, working as a security guard at the restaurant, shot back. He was wounded in his thigh and lower spine.
Barthelemy has been charged with attempted murder. Police say they're trying to identify the body and are looking for a third man.