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UPDATE: Pope remains in critical condition after standoff

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UPDATE:

MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Jeffrey Pope remains in critical condition at St. Francis hospital after a seven hour standoff in Monroe.

In a press conference on Wednesday, Monroe Police laid out what happened at the scene.

Police say that Pope's mother fled the scene of the incident out of fear of what could happen.  The standoff was taking place at her home.  However, Pope's mother came back to the scene to help investigators get Pope out of the home.

Police say that at the scene Pope was drinking and using a drug.  

45 emergency responders were at the scene.

UPDATE:

MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The standoff between Monroe Police and Jeffrey Pope on Oakmont Street has ended.

After a number of tactics the Monroe Police department sent in the SWAT team where Jeff Pope suffered a self inflicted gun shot wound.

Monroe Police sent in the K-9 unit in during the final minutes of the situation.  Pope fired at the dog unit, but missed.  After this occurred, Pope began negotiations with the Monroe Police, but then stopped communicating shortly after.  He told Monroe Police that they would have to kill him in order for him to come out.

SWAT was sent into the house, and Pope shot himself.

He is on his way to a local hospital in critical condition.

UPDATE:

MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The standoff between Monroe Police and Jeffrey Pope on Oakmont Street continues.

In another attempt to end the standoff officials sent a police dog in the house to try to locate Pope. Soon after Pope fired shots at the dog but missed.

Pope stated on the phone to police "You are going to have to kill me to get me out."

More updates will come as they are available.

UPDATE:

MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - In an effort to end the standoff on Oakmont Street, Monroe Police have gassed the house that Jeffrey Pope is in.

Also, on the loud speakers that the Monroe Police are using, they are urging Pope to surrender and come out of the house.

More updates will come as they are available.

UPDATE:

MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - KNOE 8 News has learned that Jeffrey Pope is refusing to answer negotiation calls from the Monroe Police.

Reporter Hilary Hunt at the scene says that the Monroe Police Department have set up a loud speaker system and have repeatedly asked for Pope to answer their telephone calls.  She said the pleas from the Monroe Police are loud.

He has shut himself inside a home on Oakmont Street in Monroe.

Negotiations have been taking place for the last hour.

UPDATE:

MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Monroe Police have identified Jeffrey Scott Pope.

He is wanted in connection with a string of burglaries.  At around 8:00 PM on Tuesday, Monroe Police began surveillance on Pope.  When they tried to arrest the man, he shut himself inside a relative's home on Oakmont Street.

UPDATE:

MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - KNOE 8 News has learned that Monroe Police do not believe there are any hostages in the home on Oakmont Street.

The home is in the northern part of Monroe near Lexington Elementary.

UPDATE:

MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Monroe Police say a stand off continues on Oakmont Street.  

St. Mark Johnson said that police had gone to serve a warrant on Jeff Pope on Oakmont Street.  He ran into a house of a relative.  Monroe Police immediately set up a perimeter around the house.

Pope is wanted in a string of burglaries in Monroe.

Johnson said Pope did come out of the house and fired one gun shot into the air.  Police tried to apprehend Pope, but he ran back into the home.

Monroe Police have evacuated residences around the address on Oakmont Street, and are asking that those who may live in the area that were not home to stay away.

Negotiations to end the standoff have begun.

We'll have more as it becomes available.

ORIGINAL STORY:

MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Monroe Police have surrounded a home on Oakmont Street in north Monroe, where a burglary suspect is said to be holed up.

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