Home invasion suspect allegedly fires at resident, police; man in custody

Gary Van Sims, DOB: 3/4/1962
Gary Van Sims, DOB: 3/4/1962(CPSO)
Published: Dec. 22, 2021 at 4:49 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 22, 2021 at 5:27 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - A Shreveport man is in custody after firing a gun at a woman and police officers following an attempted home invasion Tuesday night.

Gary V. Sims, 59, was booked into the Shreveport City Jail at 3:24 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22. He faces two counts of attempted first-degree murder.

Shreveport dispatch got the call just after 11 p.m. Dec. 21 to the 4700 block of 5L Westwood Park Drive. A woman called in and said a burglar had entered her home and shot at her, according to the Shreveport Police Department.

Police say that the resident was alerted when the suspect kicked in a side door to the home.

Moments later, Shreveport police officers arrived and encountered a man wearing all black on 3L Westwood Park Drive. Gunshots between the officers and the man were exchanged. He was eventually taken into custody.

No one is believed to be injured, according to police on the scene. Police backup was called in to search the area with police K-9s.

Authorities urge anyone with any information to call Shreveport police at (318) 673-7300 or contact Shreveport-Caddo Crime Stoppers by calling (318) 673-7373, visiting the group’s website or using the P3 Tips app to submit information anonymously.

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