New Orleans police report a police officer for the Housing Authority of New Orleans, has been shot fatally in patrol car. An officer, 45year-old Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO), was working overtime to guard a public housing construction site.

According to the police statement, authorities were called to the scene at 7:10 a.m. this Sunday morning, and found the officer in his marked patrol car, which had rolled forward and hit a curb.


The driver’s side window was broken, out and the cruiser lights were still on when responding officers found the body. NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison said the officer’s car was found in drive.

HANO Police Chief Robert Anderson says the officer’s name has not been released because his family has not been notified.

No arrests had been made in connection with the shooting, and police had not identified any suspects, New Orleans Police Department spokesman Garry Flot told NBC News on Sunday afternoon. The murder was under investigation, he said.

HANO said in a statement that they were cooperating with the New Orleans Police Department investigation and sending extra patrol officers to the area of the shooting.

The HANO police chief told a local news station that it’s the first killing of a HANO officer in its history.

HANO manages all low-income public housing in New Orleans, and it’s police department was given the power to make arrests in 2011. Authorities are working to solve this case for why the New Orleans police officer was shot fatally in patrol car.