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Lt. Northcutt tried to speak to the man, later identified as 21-year-old Joeshawn Edwards Williams of New Orleans. However, Williams immediately ran into traffic, crossing the busy four lane intersection.
According to police, Lt. Northcutt returned to his vehicle to pursue Williams across the intersection. Sgt. Cortez responded to assist Lt. Northcutt. He got out of his vehicle and found Williams behind a vacant building.
Lt. Northcutt was in his vehicle as he was trying to cut off Williams' escape. Sgt. Cortez approached Williams on foot. That's when Williams drew a handgun and began firing at Sgt. Cortez, police said.