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Homer man shot in his back; police on lookout for suspect

WANTED: Chauncey O. Thomas, 23, of Homer, 1 count of attempted second-degree murder. (Source: Homer Police Department) WANTED: Chauncey O. Thomas, 23, of Homer, 1 count of attempted second-degree murder. (Source: Homer Police Department)
HOMER, LA (KSLA) -

A 30-year-old Homer man is in critical condition after being shot in his back, authorities say.

Now Homer police are looking for another Homer man on a charge of attempted second-degree murder.

The shooting happened about 4:20 p.m. Oct. 6 in the 1400 block of Pearl Street, according to Homer police.

The wounded man, whose name authorities withheld, is being treated at Claiborne Memorial Hospital but soon will be transferred to University Health in Shreveport for further treatment.

Now police are on the lookout for 23-year-old Chauncey O. Thomas, a person whom Police Chief Russell Mills described as being well known to residents and law enforcement officers in the Claiborne Parish town. The chief added that Thomas has been in trouble with the law since he was a juvenile.

Thomas is a man of slender build who stands about 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds, police said. He has a thin mustache, a small goatee and wears his hair in braids. Thomas also has been seen with and without eyeglasses.

Authorities say he should be considered armed and dangerous. 

"Charges are currently being filed on other suspects that are involved in the case," says a statement released by Homer police Officer Justin Dickens. No details were released about who they are nor the charges they face.

Mills did stress that anyone caught harboring or aiding a fugitive will be prosecuted. 

Authorities urge anyone with information about Thomas or the shooting to call Homer police at (318) 927-4001 or the Claiborne sheriff's office at (318) 927-2011.

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