The trooper was shot in the elbow by Porche, authorities said. Police said the shootout happened following a vehicle pursuit initiated by State Police involving a stolen car occupied by three men.NOPD responded to the scene after three suspects bailed out of the car and two of them fired at law enforcement.That shootout was part of what authorities described as a "rolling gun battle" in the neighborhood that involved three separate encounters. The agencies said Louisiana State Police troopers and NOPD officers traded gunfire with Porche and one other suspect that afternoon during the three encounters that occurred within a few blocks of each other.In an earlier encounter, a Louisiana State Trooper was wounded when Porche shot him, police said. Gamble said the video to be released Friday will show the third encounter -- Porche's gun battle with police that ended with him fatally shooting himself."Given both the video evidence and the autopsy evidence, the fatal wound is consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot, and the death of Mr.The coroner said those two wounds were "potentially survivable." The bullet Rouse said proved fatal, which he said Porche fired, entered the right side of Porche's head and exited on the left side, he said.Rouse said an examination of the entrance wound showed evidence of the gun's muzzle being in contact with skin prior to the shot.Harrison said both of the unnamed, surviving suspects were considered armed and dangerous. Rouse said in a statement after performing the autopsy, that Porche was struck by police gunfire in the upper back and upper leg.
After the trooper was shot and Porche died, a multiblock perimeter was set up as police, including SWAT teams, searched for the surviving suspects for hours.
Neither was found, however, and both are still at large.
The bullet that entered Porche's leg traveled across is groin and into his other leg, the coroner said.
The bullet that entered his upper back pierced his left lung before hitting his left arm.
New Orleans police said the department will release dash-cam video Friday (Sept. 21 gunfire exchange between a suspect and law enforcement officers in the 7th Ward that ended in the death of the suspect.
The suspect who died, Bernie Porche, 37, delivered a fatal shot into his own head, according to the Orleans Parish coroner, after he had already been hit twice by gunfire from police. Mike Edmonson will join NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison at the press conference.