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NOPD Arrests Suspect After Multi-Hour Standoff in Fifth District

by Aaron E. Looney

February 4, 2021

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Assault/Battery, Fifth District

NOPD Arrests Suspect After Multi-Hour Standoff in Fifth District

The NOPD has arrested Michael Clark Jr. (pictured, male, DOB: 04-22-1995) after a multi-hour standoff with police in the 400 block of Tricou Street on February 3, 2021.

At about 4:38 p.m., NOPD Fifth District officers responded to a call of an aggravated assault in the 400 block of Tricou Street. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the complainant who reported that a male individual inside the house was armed with a firearm and had allegedly threatened another individual. Officers briefly spoke to the male subject, at which time he retreated inside the residence, opened fire toward the officers and barricaded himself inside the residence. Officers returned fire. No one was injured by the gunfire, but an officer sustained a minor abrasion to the leg and an unoccupied police unit was struck by gunfire.

After peaceful attempts to have the subject exit the house were unsuccessful, NOPD Special Operations Division officers were dispatched. A SWAT roll was later declared.

At about 11:18 p.m., Clark surrendered to Special Operations Division officers without further incident. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Orleans Parish Justice Center, where he was booked with two counts of attempted homicide of a police officer, resisting arrest, illegal discharge of a firearm, criminal damage to property, aggravated assault with a firearm and a narcotics possession charge.

In any incident where officers discharge their service weapon, the NOPD Public Integrity Bureau's Force Investigation Team has launched an investigation into the incident.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to call the NOPD Public Integrity Bureau at 504-658-6800.