OPSO Standoff on Wallace Dean in West Monroe

UPDATE 05/22/13: Today OPSO arrested Gary W. Covington on a warrant for two counts of Attempted First Degree Murder on a Police Officer with bond totaling 2 million dollars.

UPDATE: The standoff has ended after deputies entered the residence and found the suspect with a self-inflicted gun shot wound. The suspect has been transported to a local hospital for treatment and his condition is unknown at this time.

Suspect is identified as Gary W. Covington of 1115 Wallace Dean Rd., West Monroe, LA

The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office is on scene in 1100blk of Wallace Dean in West Monroe with a barricaded suspect. Chief Mashaw said that deputies were called to the residence in reference to a possible suicidal subject. Upon arrival, the suspect fired shots at the deputies resulting in a current standoff.

As a precaution, the surrounding area has been evacuated, however, the scene is secured.

OPSO is still on scene at this time working to resolve the situation safely.