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New Orleans, Louisiana — On Wednesday, March 10th, 2021, at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Werner Drive in New Orleans East, Seventh District Officers Isaiah Shannon, who has 12 years on the job, and Officer Markus Caldwell, with approximately 2 years on the job, initiated a traffic stop for a possible parking violation. Officer Shannon, and Officer Caldwell engaged a vehicle and asked both occupants to step out of the vehicle. And in doing so, the passenger, Anthony Cowart, immediately attempted to flee from Officer Shannon. A struggle that ensued by Officer Shannon, trying to detain Cowart. And during the struggle, Officer Shannon had his weapon in his hand at the time of this struggle. His weapon discharged. In discharging, he struck Cowart in the right leg, a through-and-through leg injury, non-life threatening. The driver of the vehicle who was being detained by Officer Caldwell, then fled that scene, making good his escape by entering into that vehicle and fleeing the scene in the vehicle.
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0:00 – Bodycam: Officer Caldwell
1:29 – Bodycam: Officer Shannon