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NEWORLEANS-- A 27-year-old man was killed Friday night after he walked into City Park Avenue and was struck by a 3rd district NOPD cruiser, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

Around 8:30 p.m. in the 600 block of City Park Avenue, for reasons unknown the unidentified man walked into the travel lane and was hit by the police vehicle, said Officer Frank Robertson, spokesman for the NOPD.

The man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The officer was not injured in the incident, Robertson said.

According to police, the case is being investigated by the Public Integrity Bureau and the Fatality Division.

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