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Louisiana Sheriff's Deputy Fatally Shot During Pedestrian Stop

The shooting took place in Harvey, a community south of New Orleans, at around 12:20 p.m.

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    Law enforcement officials gather near the scene after a deputy was shot and killed Wednesday in Harvey, La.

    A Louisiana sheriff's deputy was shot and killed while making a pedestrian stop in Jefferson Parish Wednesday, and a suspect is in custody, authorities told NBC News.

    The shooting took place in Harvey, a community south of New Orleans, at around 12:20 p.m., Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Col. John Fortunato said.

    While making a pedestrian stop in what was described as a high crime area, the person being stopped, pulled out a weapon and shot the deputy, Fortunato said. 

    The deputy, identified as David F. Nichel Jr., was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time after the shooting. Nichel, assigned to the street crimes unit, had been with the sheriff's office since 2007.