New Orleans Police Officer Killed by Thieves at Houston Restaurant

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A police officer with the department for 13 years was fatally shot over the weekend while he was out dining in Houston.

The police officer, who was based in New Orleans, was identified as Everett Briscoe. According to WBRZ, Briscoe was out of town on vacation. He was killed in Texas over the weekend by armed men trying to rob diners at the restaurant where he was dining. A second man was injured in the gunfire as well. The second victim, who was wounded in the shooting, was identified as Dyrin Riculfy.

The shooting took place on Saturday evening at the Grotto Ristorante on Houston’s Westheimer Road in the Galleria area. Briscoe was shot while sitting in the restaurant’s patio area. Witnesses stated that two armed men approached the group of diners and demanded their possessions. Although the group complied, one of the armed robbers opened fire, and the two victims were hit.

The New Orleans Police Department Superintendent, NOPD Chief Shaun Ferguson, announced the grim news on his Twitter account.

The Houston Police Department has released surveillance photos of the suspected gunmen and the vehicle they were driving.