The officers were responding to a suspicious person call in the 3400 block of Clara Street (about a block off Louisiana Avenue) just before 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, when the shots were fired, according to NOPD reports.
The officers did not return fire and were not injured, the report states. The shooter initially eluded police, so officers surrounded the block in an effort to find the person, said NOPD Officer Frank Robertson.
Around 10:35 p.m., “our canine division apprehended a male suspect in the 2800 block of Amelia Street,” Robertson said. That block is adjacent to the 3400 block of Clara.
He was later identified as 18-year-old Heron George, and the gun was recovered, police said. George is charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder of a police officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of crack cocaine and a probation violation.
[Note: This article was first published at 10:56 p.m. Thursday and updated when details of the arrest were released at 8:36 a.m. Friday]