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Suspect identified in shooting of NOPD officer

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Michael Dabney, 35 Michael Dabney, 35

NEW ORLEANS - The NOPD has named a suspect in Monday's shooting of an officer in Central City. 

Michael Dabney, 35, was booked with two counts of attempted first-degree murder as well as possession of firearm by a felon and a parole violation. 

The victim, 34-year-old Officer Troy Pichon, was struck in the leg. He was treated and expected to be released from the hospital Tuesday. Pichon is a four-year veteran of the NOPD.

Dabney has a history of arrests that include first-degree murder, several armed robberies, battery on a police officer, thefT and possession of a weapon by a felon. 

Monday night, officers were on saturation patrols at Third and Lasalle in Central City. The patrols are designed to turn the tide in an area that's seen a spike in armed robberies and carjackings.

The officers spotted a suspicious person, allegedly Dabney, who ran and fired shots at them near A.L. Davis Park. 

Dabney was arrested early Tuesday with the help of a police K-9 unit. The units were back on the scene Tuesday gathering more evidence.

The shooting remains under investigation.

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