New Orleans off-duty officer killed in Houston taking pictures recognized as veteran murder detective

2021-08-23 22:15:49

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (KTRK) — The sufferer in Saturday’s deadly taking pictures at a Galleria-area restaurant has been recognized as a veteran New Orleans detective who was a part of a widely known social membership visiting Houston.

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Everett Briscoe, 41, was consuming with a bunch at Grotto, an upscale restaurant within the 4700 block of Westheimer when two males approached with weapons drawn. Whereas the group complied with their calls for, one of many suspects opened hearth, hitting Briscoe and one other particular person.

“He was simply on the market having enjoyable with associates, getting some much-needed relaxation and rest,” New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson mentioned Sunday. “He labored tirelessly.”

Briscoe was pronounced lifeless on the scene. The opposite sufferer was final listed in essential situation at a hospital.

“He was an important officer, an important detective, an important pal,” Ferguson mentioned.

Briscoe was a member of the Zulu Social Support & Pleasure Membership, a New Orleans group identified for its elaborate Zulu parade annually throughout Mardi Gras. He was in Houston with different members of the group.
Briscoe is survived by his spouse and two youngsters.

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell additionally provided her condolences by way of Twitter Sunday afternoon.

In Houston, surveillance video from close by companies confirmed the 2 males who’re believed to be the suspects. One was seen sporting a black hoodie and blue denims. The opposite was sporting black pants, with a white hoodie.

They left the scene in a grey or silver Nissan Altima that had paper tags.

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