A $10,000 reward is currently being offered to find two suspects who shot and killed NOPD Detective Everett Briscoe, an off-duty 13-year New Orleans police officer, Saturday at a restaurant in the Galleria area.
According to the Houston Police Department, Detective Briscoe and another victim were sitting outside for dinner when the two suspects approached and demanded their belongings. Detective Briscoe was killed on the spot and the other was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
Witnesses shared that one of the suspects fired shots and hit the two even though they complied and handed over their belongings. HPD said that the suspects had fled the scene while driving a gray or silver, four-door Nissan Altima with paper plates, Click 2 Houston reported.
The Slidell Police Department also released a statement extending their sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased.
The post reads, “Chief Randy Fandal and the entire Slidell Police Department extend their sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of NOPD Detective Everett Briscoe.”
In a separate statement, HPD Chief Troy Finner also requested prayers for the victims and their families. He also asked everyone with information to come forward and lend support to bring justice to the fallen police.
“We’re gonna stand together as a city. (When) you look at the stats over the last couple of weeks, crime has been going down a little bit and we want to continue to do that. But right now, I’m not worried about the status and worrying about getting these two individuals because I don’t want them to be a reflection of our city,” he said.
The New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Shaun Ferguson also released a statement that reads, “We have been made aware of this incident. We are certain the Houston Police Department will work diligently to find the perpetrators of this terrible crime.
“We are praying for the family of our fallen officer. We are also praying for the family of the second victim in this incident. I want to thank Houston Police Chief Troy Finner for his strong words of support tonight. I would also ask that you pray for the NOPD family as we begin to understand the enormous loss we have suffered. At this point, we will not be identifying the fallen officer and we ask that you respect the privacy of his family at this terrible time.”
The spokesperson of Grotto/ Landry’s left behind a contact number for those who want to come forward with information that will help the investigation: Since this incident is still under investigation by the Houston Police Department, we recommend contacting them directly at 713.308.3280 for information.