Police: Suspect in custody for fatal hit-and-run that killed off-duty officer


POSTED: Monday, July 8, 2013 - 4:29pm

UPDATED: Monday, July 8, 2013 - 5:42pm

Officials say a suspect is in custody for causing a hit-and-run crash that killed an off-duty NOPD officer.

The car believed to be involved in the crash was located on Monday, July 8 at a Mid-City automotive body shop, located roughly a block away from NOPD headquarters. Police have not released any further details at this time.

The crash happened on Sunday, July 7 at roughly 1:00 a.m. Off-duty NOPD officer Rodney Thomas was involved in a minor traffic crash on I-10 near the high rise. When he got out of his car to check on the other driver, he was struck by a white Porsche Panamera.

We will continue to update this link with more information as soon as it becomes available.

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