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Suspicious house fire leads to more trouble in Shreveport neighborhood

Police handcuff a man who they say beat a neighbor after someone set fire to his home. Police handcuff a man who they say beat a neighbor after someone set fire to his home.
Shreveport firefighters take a break after quickly putting out a house fire on Boone St. Shreveport firefighters take a break after quickly putting out a house fire on Boone St.

By Katrina Webber - email | bio

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - What appeared to be a simple house fire in the Queensborough neighborhood of Shreveport Wednesday morning quickly developed into much more.  In fact, it became a matter for Shreveport police.

A neighbor noticed flames coming from the home in the 3100 block of Boone Street before 2 a.m. and called 911.  Fearing someone might be inside, the man also kicked in the front door.  However, no one was home.

Fire investigators later determined that the fire was intentionally set. 

When the resident returned and found out about the fire, police say, things quickly got out of hand.  They say he and another man went to the home of a neighbor who they believed started the fire and began beating on a 16 year old boy.

Police soon arrived and took one man into custody.  They chased and caught the second man nearby.  But due to a lack of cooperation by witnesses, police said, only one was arrested.  He was charged with flight from an officer.

A man who lives in the home with the teen told KSLA News 12 his puppy was run over and badly injured when the men who came to his door sped away in their pickup truck.

The suspects also told police someone fired shots at them as they left the neighbor's residence.  But police told KSLA News 12 they found no evidence of that.

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