Kenner shooting suspect surrenders after SWAT robot is sent into home

Published: Dec. 17, 2015 at 2:29 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 17, 2015 at 2:31 AM CST
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KENNER, LA (WVUE) - A SWAT roll in Kenner ended Wednesday with the arrest of a man on several charges.

Police said 34-year-old Daniel Cook, of Northwestern Drive, was wanted for aggravated second-degree battery, stalking, theft of a firearm and being a felon in possession of a weapon in connection with a shooting that occurred in Kenner on Friday. Police said Cook shot a 37-year-old Hispanic male in the head. The victim was transported to University Hospital with two entry wounds from a small-caliber gun.

On Wednesday at 9:15 a.m., members of the Kenner Police Department and U.S. Marshal's Gulf Coast Regional Task Force encountered Cook outside him home in Kenner. Cook placed his hand in his jacket and implied he was armed as he retreated inside his home. Police said once inside, Cook indicated he was armed with an assault rifle with a 30-round magazine and threatened to harm officers if they entered, police said.

The SWAT team deployed gas in the home to get Cook to surrender. When that failed, Kenner Police sent a JPSO SWAT robot to enter the residence, at which time Cook surrendered without incident.

Cook was taken to the Kenner Police Department, where he was booked with the crimes listed above in addition to other warrants that were outstanding at the time of the Friday shooting. Those warrants were for unauthorized entry into an inhabited dwelling, and attachments for resisting an officer, battery on a police officer, simple assault and disturbing the peace.

Cook also faces assault and resisting an officer in connection with the SWAT standoff. At the time of publication, Cook remained in custody and no bond had been set.

Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser encourages anyone with information concerning this incident, the Friday shooting, or Daniel Cook to contact Kenner Police Detective Brad Ricke at (504) 712-2214.

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