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Police Officer Marcus Anthony McNeil | New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

Police Officer

Marcus Anthony McNeil

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Friday, October 13, 2017

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 741

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Charged with murder

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Police Officer Marcus McNeil was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious person near the intersection of Tara Lane and Lake Forest Boulevard shortly after midnight.

He and three other officers had just exited their vehicles to investigate. Officer McNeil located the man nearby and attempted to speak to him. A struggle ensued during which Officer McNeil attempted to deploy his taser without the desired effect. The man then opened fire on Officer McNeil, killing him.

Responding officers shot and wounded the man, who fled to a nearby apartment complex. He was taken into custody after remaining barricaded for several hours. He was charged with first degree murder and several firearms and felony narcotics offenses.

Officer McNeil had served with the New Orleans Police Department for three years. He is survived by his wife and two young children.

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Superintendent Michael Harrison
New Orleans Police Department
715 South Broad Street
New Orleans, LA 70119

Phone: (504) 826-2828

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Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

PTLM Frank Kapusta
Mohawk PD
October 22, 2017

 

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