NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans police officer is recovering from a leg wound after being shot for the third time in his law enforcement career.
Police say Officer Christopher Abbott was in uniform working an off-duty private security patrol early Monday when someone fired a single round into the privately owned car he was in. The shooter was in a light colored SUV and was still at large.
Spokesman Aaron Looney says Abbott was in good condition.
Archived news accounts show Abbott was on his way to a 2001 court appearance when he spotted a man with a gun and approached him. The man fired and hit Abbott.
In 1998, Abbott was wearing a protective vest when he was shot in the chest after stopping a suspect in a public housing project.