SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Shreveport Police detectives have arrested one of two men in connection with Sunday's deadly home invasion are continuing their search for the other suspect.
Shannon Collins, 23, of the 100 block of East Merrick Street, was booked on one count of second-degree homicide. Detectives continue to work to identify and find a second suspect.
Collins' arrest comes on the day the victim in the home invasion, Noah Randle, 22, was buried.
Police say Randle interrupted a robbery that was happening in his apartment about 2:15 a.m. on September 2 in the 3200 block of Knight Street.
Witnesses told police that they had been sitting outside an apartment on the patio when two armed men approached them. The masked men forced them inside the apartment at gun point.
While inside the apartment, the bandits stole items belonging to Randle. The suspects were preparing to flee the apartment when Randle, who had been there just moments earlier, walked in.
Police say Randle and the two suspects got into a struggle, and one of them shot Randle in the head. The suspects fled. Randle was taken to LSU Health where he later died.
Based upon interviews and evidence recovered at the scene, detectives and crime scene investigators were able to develop a suspect, police say.
Because the second suspect remains at large, police ask that anyone with information about this case to call detectives at 318-673-6955 or Shreveport-Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373.