Update, 12:09 p.m.:

The standoff between authorities and a suspect sought by the St. Bernard Sheriff's Office has ended with the man surrendering, according to NOPD.

Police said they are seeking clarification on the counts Keron Cooper is wanted for in New Orleans. Cooper may be wanted on attempted murder, and not murder.

Update, 11:05 a.m.:

The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office has identified the man barricaded in an Algiers apartment as Keron Cooper, 27.

Deputies accuse Cooper of shooting at four people at a home in the 3300 block of Shannon Drive in Violet on Nov. 23. No one was hit in that incident, the Sheriff's Office said.

NOPD says Cooper is also wanted in connection with a murder in New Orleans, although further details on that were not immediately available.

Update, 10:50 a.m.:

The man who barricaded himself in an Algiers apartment on Friday morning was wanted on four counts of attempted murder in St. Bernard Parish and one count of murder in New Orleans, a Police Department spokesman said.

NOPD spokesman Aaron Looney said that the standoff began shortly before 9 a.m. after U.S. marshals, acting on a tip, attempted to serve warrants on the man in the 5700 block of Tullis Drive.

Nearly two hours later the barricade continued, with NOPD SWAT officers stationed nearby in armored cars. A large group of neighbors also looked on, some live streaming the incident for friends on their cell phones. Traffic on Woodland Drive was obstructed.

Looney said he did not know whether anyone else was inside the apartment with the man.


The SWAT team has been deployed Friday morning in Algiers, NOPD said.

Officers are working a scene at the near Woodland and General De Gaulle drives, involving a wanted person out of St. Bernard Parish.

More information to come.