Some sad news out of New Orleans today.

A New Orleans Police officer was found dead in her home Tuesday morning.

WWL reports that the officers went to the officer's address for a welfare check this morning and that is where they reportedly found the female officer dead.

The officer, who was dead in the home, was shot. WWL also reports that neighbors say that they heard a gunshot early this morning, just after 8 am.

The woman was reportedly 36 years old and had been with the New Orleans Police Department for nine years.

We will continue to follow this developing story. Our thoughts are with the family of this officer.

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