Suspect wanted in St. Bernard attempted murder surrenders after a standoff in Algiers

Keron Cooper

A Jan. 13 standoff between New Orleans authorities and a suspect sought by the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office for attempted murder ended with the man surrendering after barricading himself in an Algiers apartment, bringing S.W.A.T. officers to the scene, New Orleans police said.

Keron Cooper, 27, was wanted on warrants alleging four counts of attempted murder in St. Bernard, Sheriff James Pohlmann said. That stemmed from a Nov. 23 incident when Cooper is accused of shooting at four people outside a home in the 3300 block of Shannon Drive in Violet.

No one was hit in that incident. A man who was the apparent target identified Cooper as the one who got out of a car and fired several shots before fleeing in the vehicle.

Cooper was also wanted in New Orleans after he failed to appear for a court date involving an attempted murder charge in the city.

NOPD said the Algiers 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. Cooper finally surrendered and was jailed in New Orleans.