Off-duty officer reportedly killed in shooting

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NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (KTRK) -- The unfortunate successful Saturday's fatal shooting astatine a Galleria-area edifice has been identified arsenic a seasoned New Orleans detective who was portion of a well-known societal nine visiting Houston.

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Everett Briscoe, 41, was eating with a radical astatine Grotto, an upscale edifice successful the 4700 artifact of Westheimer erstwhile 2 men approached with guns drawn. While the radical complied with their demands, 1 of the suspects opened fire, hitting Briscoe and different person.

"He was conscionable retired determination having amusive with friends, getting immoderate much-needed remainder and relaxation," New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said Sunday. "He worked tirelessly."

#NOPDNews has suffered a nonaccomplishment today. We are praying for the household of our fallen officer. We are besides praying for the household of the 2nd unfortunate successful this incident.
I privation to convey Houston Police Chief Troy Finner for his beardown words of enactment tonight. 1/2

— NOPD (@NOPDNews) August 22, 2021

Briscoe was pronounced dormant astatine the scene. The different unfortunate was past listed successful captious information astatine a hospital.

"He was a large officer, a large detective, a large friend," Ferguson said.

Briscoe was a subordinate of the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club, a New Orleans enactment known for its elaborate Zulu parade each twelvemonth during Mardi Gras. He was successful Houston with different members of the group.
Briscoe is survived by his woman and 2 children.

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell besides offered her condolences via Twitter Sunday afternoon.

The City of New Orleans is successful mourning.
The New Orleans Police Department is successful mourning.
The Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club is successful mourning.

We’re each mourning with the Briscoe family- the nonaccomplishment of Detective Briscoe, who volition ne'er beryllium forgotten.

— Mayor LaToya Cantrell (@mayorcantrell) August 22, 2021

In Houston, surveillance video from adjacent businesses showed the 2 men who are believed to beryllium the suspects. One was seen wearing a achromatic hoodie and bluish jeans. The different was wearing achromatic pants, with a achromatic hoodie.

They near the country successful a grey oregon metallic Nissan Altima that had insubstantial tags.

I americium highly heartbroken astir the decease of my beloved person and member Detective Everette Briscoe who was killed portion off-duty successful Houston, Texas. I americium praying for the household of Det. Briscoe and for the household of the 2nd unfortunate successful this incident.

— NOPD Chief Shaun Ferguson (@NOPDChief) August 22, 2021

Lifting up the representation of my person and Zulu member NOPD Officer Everett Briscoe today. Praying for his household and the different unfortunate successful this senseless enactment of violence. A tragic time for our community. Rest successful Peace.

— Congressman Troy A. Carter (@RepTroyCarter) August 22, 2021

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