Tow truck driver shoots armed man in dispute over vehicle

Police reports indicate a tow truck driver was apparently defending himself when he shot a man just before 6:00am in New Orleans.

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The New Year's Day incident started with the driver picking up a vehicle police say was illegally parked in the 4000 block Tulane Ave. "While victim (tow truck driver) securing illegally parked vehicle for tow, several people surrounded victim," according to an initial police report from NOPD. "One subject gave suspect gun and told him to shoot victim. Suspect pointed gun at victim while trying to load magazine."

The report says that's when the two truck driver pulled out his own gun. "Victim produced gun and shot suspect. Suspect transported to hospital via EMS and listed in critical but stable condition."

The investigation continues, no charges had been filed at the time of the report.

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