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NOPD: SWAT stand off in NO East ends peacefully


A police standoff in New Orleans East ended peacefully.

Lashawn Dillon, 34, surrendered to police after around 5:30 p.m. after a lengthy standoff with police and a SWAT unit, according to NOPD.

The standoff began around noon on Nov. 27 in the 7200 block of Chef Menteur Highway when Dillon allegedly fired a gun from inside his home, shooting his 63-year-old neighbor in the back.

Dillon barricaded himself inside his apartment when police arrived on the scene.

NOPD officials said Dillon may be mentally ill.

The 63-year-old man shot in the back was taken to a nearby hospital and is in stable condition.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

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