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Ten-hour standoff ends peacefully after man shot at officers in N.O. East

Published: Jan. 26, 2022 at 2:35 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 27, 2022 at 6:25 AM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - One man has been arrested after allegedly shooting at officers and barricading himself inside of a home in New Orleans East, prompting a standoff that lasted until midnight.

Lester Robert Dyer III, 43, was arrested without incident. He was booked on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer, simple robbery, illegal discharge of a weapon, and domestic battery in connection with a police standoff.

The ordeal transpired from 1 p.m. until just before midnight in the 7700 block of Alabama Street on Jan. 26.

A SWAT roll was declared in New Orleans East after a man reportedly fired at officers and...
A SWAT roll was declared in New Orleans East after a man reportedly fired at officers and barricaded himself in a home.(WVUE)
NOPD Swat team in NOLA East
NOPD Swat team in NOLA East

Police say officers received calls of an aggravated battery. Upon arrival, the suspect fired several rounds.

The suspect mother, a Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputy, suffered a non-gunshot-related injury but is okay.

No officers were injured.

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